Nearly 75% of all people diagnosed with MS are women. Women Against MS (WAMS) is a nationwide education fundraising campaign that creates an inspiring and powerful, motivational environment. Join us as we gather to learn more about MS and the women it impacts as we celebrate the strength and grace of women with MS. As you enjoy a fine lunch at the gorgeous Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, you will also have the opportunity to purchase exquisite cakes from local bakeries and browse our silent auction.
Keynote: Tricia Gouveia
Be inspired by our phenomenal keynote speaker, Tricia Gouveia, who uses hope to keep her going everyday:
“I’ve been known to say that multiple sclerosis is a life sentence, not a death sentence. And truthfully, I sometimes have to remind myself of that fact. There are tough days, for sure.
But every day I strive to live and love my life to its fullest, despite my MS diagnosis. I smile often, laugh as much as possible, fill my time doing the things that make me happy, and surround myself with people I love. MS has played a major role in my life since I picked up that phone call from my doctor in 1994. This unpredictable disease has shaped my life in so many ways, making me who I am today.”- Tricia Gouveia
Woman of Courage Award Recipient: Camerone Parker McCulloch
Supermodel and actress, motivational speaker and philanthropist, Camerone Parker McCulloch has emerged as the leading powerful celebrity voice in patient advocacy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and treatment. She has an unbelievable story of being diagnosed with MS in 1998 and hiding the disease in a highly competitive world of international fashion so she could earn money to pay for treatment. Parker McCulloch’s journey is one of trepidation, strength, and determination. She lives her life in a manner best for her; with no apologies, and an endearing spirit wrapped in joyous humor.
The Arizona Chapter provides programs and services for more than 14,000 people affected by MS in Arizona. Funds from WAMS directly assist and empower those in Arizona with MS. For thousands of people with MS, these things mean the difference between living a full and active life and just existing.
Join us for this special day while making a difference in the movement to end multiple sclerosis.