A Luncheon Leading the Way to a World Free of MS!
The 14th Annual Chattanooga WAMS
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Stratton Hall ~ Chattanooga, TN
Honorary Co-Chairs: Charlotte Lindeman & Ann Caldwell
Lunch & Program takes place from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Ronda Giangreco
On July 26th Ronda Giangreco, healthy, vibrant and just back from her latest adventure at a cooking school in Italy, was busy planning her next big dinner party. She and her husband had spent the day sampling wines in the Napa Valley with friends. Life was good.
One day later she was a disabled woman.
A sudden onset of Multiple Sclerosis would be difficult for anyone to accept. But for Ronda and her husband it was a particularly cruel twist of fate. His mother had died of the disease.
Told she might not be able to walk for much longer, she asked herself the question, “…then where should I walk now?”
Her answer – to the kitchen! As an avowed “foodie,” she had always enjoyed cooking for friends and family. But when she made the audacious vow to her husband that she would create a big Italian feast every Sunday for a year, he thought she had lost her mind. But she was determined. With steaming plates of pasta she would attempt to triumph over Multiple Sclerosis one week at a time.
The story of her journey through the pain and confusion of Multiple Sclerosis, coupled with the healing balm of her lovingly prepared meals, is told with humor, grace and heart wrenching honesty. Her new book, The Gathering Table: Defying MS with a Year of Pasta, Wine, & Friends will have you running to the kitchen for your own remedy to life's challenges.
As Napa Valley chef, Michael Chiarello, suggests in the foreword he wrote for her book, "Take this book and learn from the gifts she is sharing. Commit one or fifty-two days with those you love and start your legacy now."
To purchace Ronda's inspiring book please visit: https://www.createspace.com/3708466 Please note, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the National MS Society!
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Tickets for the 14th Annual Chattanooga WAMS Luncheon are $60 per person or $480 per table.
Each table seats 8 guests.
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