Mar 14, 2013
High Point, N.C. – On Tuesday, March 26, at the High Point Country Club the Central North Carolina chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will be hosting Detective Eric Twisdale from Jacksonville, FL, at its annual High Point MS Luncheon. The luncheon is funded by Rena and Mark Norcross and chaired by Rena Norcross
Eric’s involvement with the National M.S. Society began in 2001 when he was diagnosed with M.S. He has ridden in five Bike MS Rides and is currently an advocate speaker. Eric has been a Law Enforcement Officer for over 15 years and currently he is a Robbery / Homicide Detective, a Hostage Negotiator and a member of the Dive and Recovery Team.
This event is part of a nationwide educational and fundraising program founded in 1999, which is inspirational, motivational and empowering. The luncheon focuses on community leaders committed to the MS cause who ask friends and business associates to join them for lunch and the movement to create a world free of MS. Donations from this event go to benefit programs and services for local people who have multiple sclerosis as well as to fund national research for treatments and a cure.
All are welcome to attend; RSVPs are requested by March 22. Tickets are $50 per person, although additional contributions are welcome. The luncheon begins at 11:30 am and will conclude by 1 pm. For more information, please visit nationalMSsociety.org/ncc or call 336-299-4136.
Local media is invited to attend the luncheon to learn more about the MS movement and enjoy Twisdale’s presentation. Contact Shannon Newman with questions.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more 2.1 million people worldwide. The Central NC Chapter of the National MS Society serves over 2500 people living in 15 NC counties.
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National MS Society addresses the challenges of each person affected by MS. To fulfill this mission, the Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, collaborates with MS organizations around the world, and provides programs and services designed to help people with MS and their families move forward with their lives. In 2012 alone, the Society invested $43 million to support 350 research projects around the world while providing programs and services that assisted more than one million people. The Society is dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Join the movement at www.nationalMSsociety.org.