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Survivor of 1985 EgyptAir hijacking to speak at MS benefit Aug. 9

Aug. 1, 2007

Contact: Emily Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS — The eighth annual Women Against MS luncheon to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter will feature keynote speaker Jackie Pflug, the survivor of the 1985 hijacking of EgyptAir Flight #648. The luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Depot in Minneapolis, 225 3rd Ave S.
Nearly 60 people were killed the day of the 1985 EgyptAir hijacking; Pflug survived. However, a brain injury resulting from being shot in the head caused impaired vision and a loss of short term memory. Today, Pflug shares her story with audiences around the world to spread the message of hope and encouragement.

The Women Against MS luncheon is hosted by women and men dedicated to ending multiple sclerosis. Hosts invite nine friends, colleagues or associates to be their guests. A minimum contribution of $75 is requested. The luncheon also includes a silent auction to raise money for the Minnesota Chapter Scholarship Program. For more information, visit http://www.mssociety.org/.


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