What is a Community Event?
A community event is any fundraising activity by a group or individual (Third Party) that raises funds to benefit the National MS Society. The event is conceived, planned and executed by the third party. It can be an ongoing or one-time event, with all or partial proceeds donated to the National MS Society. Hosting a community event is a wonderful way to support the National MS Society, on your terms - you decide what type of event, who to invite, when and where it’s held.
If you are interested in a Community Event, please contact Wendy Kuessel Allison, Volunteer Coordinator, at email@example.com or 503-445-8356. You can also learn more about putting on an event by downloading these guidelines and information form.
Third-Party Community Events:
Scheduled in the quiet of winter, and smack dab in the middle of the Dungeness Crab season, the Portland Seafood & Wine Festival promises to be an upscale event at the Oregon Convention Center. Wander this festive event while stopping to sit and enjoy the good food, drink and live music.
The first 500 people each day through the gates receive a commemorative wine glass. Portions of the $12 admission charge go to the National MS Society, Oregon Chapter. There will be a $2 discount on tickets purchased within the first 2 hours of the festival each day. Wine and food items will range from $.50 and up.
Believing in the collective power of “Chipping-In” through time, talent or finances, Caddies 4 Cure works with Northwest charities to increase awareness, participation, and support of causes that meet the needs of children and families. Co-founder Ryan DuChene and his wife, Marci, have designated a portion of Caddies 4 Cure proceeds for the National MS Society.
Each year, during the last weekend in June, athletes, joined by their family and friends, converge on Central Oregon to take part in the Pacific Crest Sports Festival. Client and Oregon Chapter Board Chair, David Kelleher, rounds up dedicated participants, supporters and donors for Team DefeatMS each year.
Famous Footwear and Uberthons are hosting three Halloween Fun Runs at The Reserve on October 27. This unique backdrop will offer a fun day for everyone, and raise awareness and funds for more than 7,500 living with MS in Oregon and SW Washington!