Westmount Country Club
Woodland Park, NJ
November 30, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society held its 9th annual Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. The MS Women on the Move Luncheon is a unique fundraising experience that creates an inspiring, motivational and empowering environment. The event creates a social environment for like-minded people to gather, learn about multiple sclerosis, and raise funds for local programs and services, as well as accelerate the national research effort.
This year’s honoree was Kelly Waters, a lawyer and partner with Coughlin Duffy LLP, a Municipal Court Judge for the Township of Union and a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Metro Chapter. Kelly was honored for her continued support and advocacy on behalf of the MS Community, as well as her hands on involvement with fundraising activities.
Ashley Kumlien, the Founder of MS Run the US, Inc., presented an inspirational keynote. Ashley’s appearance was sponsored by Acorda Therapeutics.
Chris Wragge, of CBS 2 News, is the event Ambassador and was the emcee for the event. Event partners who have joined our mission and are committed to the success of the luncheon were Adora Bella Salon and Capri Institute. Guests were treated to a gourmet lunch and fashion show with fashions provided by the LOFT, Paramus Park Mall. One of the highlights of the afternoon was the Designer Handbag Auction.
The Women on the Move Luncheon series in northern NJ has been attended by approximately 300-400 women each year. These women are business professionals and executives who work for major New Jersey companies, law offices, and self owned businesses, as well as clients with MS or caregivers to those that have MS. These women are community leaders who want to share and give back to the region where they live. The MS Women on the Move Luncheon creates an opportunity to empower each other to create a better future for those living with MS.
A primary goal of the luncheon is to reach out to active business professionals and community leaders to educate and motivate them to make MS one of the charities they support on an on-going basis. The Women on the Move Luncheon event offers a unique and targeted avenue to reach a group of well-connected professionals and community leaders. It provides a way for individuals and corporations to be involved in a nationally branded, highly visible campaign, while allowing clients and employees an opportunity for social interaction and networking.