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Make Connections at the Chapter's Annual Meeting on December 4th

November 15, 2013

The North Florida Chapter invites you to celebrate the connections we make to help create a world free of MS!  The Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration will be held on Wednesday, December 4TH at the Sheraton Jacksonville, located at 10605 Deerwood Park Blvd, Jacksonville. 

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30.  (A VIP reception for Golden Circle level donors will begin at the same time.)  The Annual Meeting will start at 6:30 and will feature the state of the chapter, the 2014 slate of trustees, inspirational keynote speaker, and awards presentation.  Awards will be presented to the Volunteer of the Year, Fundraiser of the Year, Corporation of the Year, and the 2013 Partner in Hope. 

Our keynote speaker will be MS ambassador, Kristie Salerno Kent.  After being diagnosed with MS in 1999, Kristie spent years in denial, using her theatre training to cover symptoms and pretend her health was not an issue. After deciding to face her problems head on, Kristie recorded and produced her debut solo album, "Believe.” Writing the album was a source of inner strength for Kristie during her day-to-day struggles with MS. She also produced and directed “The Show Must Go On,” a short documentary designed to help others understand the emotions and physical symptoms associated with MS.  She has spent the last several years performing across the U.S. and hopes to inspire others living with MS to find the courage to continue following their own passions.  For more information about Kristie Salerno Kent’s new memoir, "Dreams: My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis," please visit

This an evening of inspiration and connections you won’t soon forget!  Guests are encouraged and RSVP’s are requested.  Please call 904-332-6810 or email or click HERE.

About the North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The North Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society was founded in 1973 and provides comprehensive programs and advocacy to assist and empower the more than 18,000 individuals residing in 34 counties of north Florida who are affected by MS annually. The North Florida Chapter is also a driving force of research for the prevention, treatment and cure of MS and contributes funds to support 350 National MS Society research projects worldwide.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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 than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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