Third Annual Silent Auction at Bogey Grille
February 26, 2014
National MS Awareness Week, March 3-9, kicks off again this year with the Third Annual Silent Auction at Bogey Grill in Ponte Vedra Beach. Don't miss your opportunity to bid on one of more than 180 items, ranging from vacation trips to sports tickets, restaurant gift cards to jewelry, and local art to music events. Auction specialties include pizza for a year, smoothies a day for a month, and homemade dessert a month for 12 months -- delivered free.
This year's kickoff event -- free to the public -- is 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., Monday, March 3. Along with the auction will be a 50-50 drawing. National MS Society North Florida Chapter board member Pete Mitchell is the guest speaker. In addition, Bogey Grille will donate a percentage of the food and beverage sales that night to the MS Society.
Last year's auction raised more than $8,000 for MS. This year's goal is to top $10,000, and with your support, attendance, and bidding we can make that happen.
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.