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MS Society luncheon raises more than $100,000

Aug. 10, 2007

Contact: Emily Wilson

MINNEAPOLIS — More than 500 people attended the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota Chapter’s eighth annual Women Against MS benefit luncheon, held Aug. 9 in Minneapolis, raising more than $100,000 to help fund MS research and programs to help people living with the disease in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Nearly $20,000 of the proceeds, raised through silent and live auctions, will benefit the Minnesota Chapter Scholarship Program, which helps local families affected by MS ensure that their students receive a post-secondary education. The luncheon featured keynote speaker Jackie Pflug, the survivor of the 1985 hijacking of EgyptAir Flight #648.

The National MS Society, Minnesota Chapter would like to thank the following sponsors for their commitment to moving closer toward a world free of MS: Biogen Idec; EMD Serono Pfizer; Teva Neuroscience; Supervalu; and Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals.

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. For more information, visit http://www.mssociety.org/ or call 612-335-7900 or 1-800-582-5296.


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