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Houston On the Move Luncheon


February 27, 2018
11:00 AM -

Doors open at 11:00 AM;
Program begins at 11:45 AM.

In Person

River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, TX 77019
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Houston On the Move

13th Annual Houston On the Move Luncheon

The 13th annual Houston On the Move Luncheon, benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will take place Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the River Oaks Country Club. The event will be emceed by KTRK-TV’s lead female anchor, Gina Gaston. The luncheon is under the leadership of Luncheon Chairman, Shawntell McWilliams and Honorary Chairman, Franelle Rogers. The MS Society is thrilled to announce, Camerone Elise Parker, model and TV personality as this year’s Keynote Speaker. Enormously recognized in the world of high fashion and beauty, Camerone Elise Parker has appeared in over 350 magazines worldwide. She has walked the runways for top designers including Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani. Through her grace and strength, she will share her journey of going public with MS in 2009. Guests will get an extra treat for attending as Camerone plans on showcasing designs she modeled on Project Runway.

This year honorees are Melanie Lawson, award winning journalist and anchor on KTRK-TV as the Person On the Move, Gerald Merfish as Above & Beyond and Lisa Sailor as the Hope award recipient. With more than 1.6 million dollars raised since the luncheon began in 2006, it is fueling the impact of groundbreaking research and critical programs and services for people living with MS.

Luncheon Chairman

Shawntell McWilliams

Shawntell McWilliams

Honorary Chairman

Franelle Rogers

Franelle Rogers

Keynote Speaker

Camerone Parker McCulloch

Camerone Parker McCulloch
Model | MS Celebrity Advocate
Photo: Shelley Welander | SheWe Studio


Gina Gaston

Gina Gaston
Anchor for KTRK-TV

Person On the Move

Melanie Lawson
Eyewitness News Anchor
on KTRK-TV Channel 13

Above & Beyond

Gerald Merfish

Hope Award

Lisa Sailor

Floral Décor Partner

Lanson B. Jones & Co. Landscape Architecture Lanson B. Jones & Co. Floral & Events

Special Thanks

Aztec Events & Tents Birch Modern Mercantile Lucille's Old Country Priscilla Dickson PhotographyThe Phoenix Design GroupSwitch 2 Pure

Attend or Support On the Move

On the Move Table Partnerships

Partner with the National MS Society and help support On the Move! Each table partnership level includes a table for 10 attendees (two tables for 10 each at our Presenting Partner level) and a variety of additional perks. Table partnership purchases will close on February 20, 2018. Please contact Meredith Pfluger at 713-394-2965 after that date.

View the 2018 Partners List ›

View Table Partnership Levels

Partnership Levels

Donations & Honorarium

Unable to attend but still wish to support the mission? Make a donation in support of On the Move and the National MS Society!

NEW for 2018! The On the Move Luncheon “orange rose” symbolically recognizes all connections to multiple sclerosis and the united front to create a world free of MS. The roses will be a part of a prominent display the day of the luncheon. Roses can be personalized with the honoree's name. Roses are available for purchase for $25 each.

Make a Donation Purchase Roses

Donate Purchase Roses

The On the Move Luncheon is a nationwide program created to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve to end multiple sclerosis forever. Held in cities across the country, the luncheon maximizes our collective impact to change the world for people living with MS – one gift and one voice at a time.


Contact information

Meredith Pfluger, Leadership Events Manager

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