MOVING MOUNTAINS FOR MS
2013 Family Weekend Retreat brought to you by Kosair Charities,
the Etscorn Foundation, and Genzyme
Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13, 2013
General Butler State Resort Park - Carollton, KY
Children and parents will enjoy a fun two-day family retreat! The retreat will focus on healthy approaches to aspects of MS presented in a beautiful relaxed setting. The weekend will also focus on issues related to the family’s journey with MS. There will be sessions for adults living with MS, caregivers, children, and teenagers, as well as, combined family sessions. General Butler State Resort Park is in a unique setting on the Kentucky and Ohio rivers, one of the highest points in Carroll County. For more information download our brochure.
We are excited to announce that Kristie Salerno-Kent will be our featured performer that Saturday night!
Kristie was diagnosed with MS in 1999 shortly before marrying her high school sweetheart, Mike. She spent years in denial, using her theatre training to cover symptoms and pretend her health was not an issue. She took an office job and stopped pursuing a career as a performer. It wasn’t until she rediscovered her passion for music that Kristie found the courage to face MS. After deciding to face her problems head on, Kristie recorded and produced her debut solo album, "Believe.” Writing the album was a source of inner strength for Kristie during her day-to-day struggles with MS. She also produced and directed “The Show Must Go On,” a short documentary designed to help others understand the emotions and physical symptoms associated with MS. Kristie has since fulfilled her biggest dream of becoming a parent. Her son Kingston was born in 2009 and her daughter Giabella was born in 2012. She has spent the last several years performing across the U.S. and hopes to inspire others living with MS to find the courage to continue following their own passions. Learn more about her and her new book at: www.dreamstheebook.com.
Kristie's performance is sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics.
Individuals living with MS, their carepartners, and children ages 6 - 17 years old. The program is exclusive to families where a child or parent is living with MS.
If special accommodations or dietary needs are needed, please include your request with registration.
HOW TO REGISTER
A $25 per family registration fee is required. Registration is based on first come first serve and is required to hold a room for you and your family. Space is limited! Include the number of family members and their ages when registering. Accommodations, lunch, and dinner will be provided with the registration fee. Financial assistance is available for registration fees and transportation.
To register: call 1-800-344-4867 option 1 or CLICK HERE.
PRESENTERS & WORKSHOP HOSTS
• Cary Twyman, MD
• Linsey Gessner, Acting Coach
• Julia Lindsey, OT
• Nancy Heckler, RN
• Dan & Jennifer Digmann, MS Advocates
• Vinay Puri, MD
• Jenifer Patterson, ARNP
• Violet Sellers, OT
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
Thank you to Kosair Charities, the Etscorn Foundation, and Genzyme for making this program possible.