Tickets almost sold out for November 23 inspirational event featuring keynote speaker Army & Navy President and CEO Jacqui Cohen and honoree Dr. Dessa Sadovnick
Vancouver, British Columbia: Tickets are almost sold out for the third annual Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) luncheon happening on November 23, 2017 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Through MS research-focused fundraising, WAMS strives to unite women to fight against a disease that universally and disproportionately affects women up to three times more than men.
An initiative of the MS Society of Canada, WAMS is a collective of professional women committed to raising research funds to end MS while participating in exclusive networking opportunities. The luncheon attracts leading professionals and organizations from a wide range of industries in support of the Movement to end MS. In addition to supporting one of Canada’s leading health charities, the WAMS luncheon provides table purchasers and sponsors high-profile exposure.
Honoree Dr. Dessa Sadovnick, is being recognized at the event for her work in the field of multiple sclerosis research. She is a Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and the Division of Neurology, the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia and is also the Director of the Canadian Western Pacific Regional Research and Training Center for Multiple Sclerosis.
President and CEO of Canada’s original discount department store Army & Navy Jacqui Cohen will be the keynote speaker at this year’s luncheon. Jacqui now helms the discount chain founded by her grandfather Samuel Cohen in 1919. She is regarded as a vanguard of Vancouver’s downtown eastside and keeping business at the heart of the communities in which the stores operate.
With the creation of Face the World Foundation in 1999, Jacqui took on another role — generating awareness and dollars that would support our city’s most vulnerable. In its 27-year history, the Foundation has raised more than $17 million for Vancouver’s smaller, lesser-known charitable organizations, transforming the lives of children, women and men in our community. Multiple sclerosis is among the causes the Cohen family holds particularly dear — her father Jack had MS. Jacqui has set an example of business and philanthropic leadership for many, including her daughter, Kasondra, who has gone on to create her own foundation focused on youth, Face the World Today.
When: Thursday November 23, 2017 11:30 am to 2:30pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Tickets: Individual $125
Table (10 seats) $1250
VIP “Circle of Influence” Tables (10 seats) $1750
For more information on this important event, or to buy the limited tickets left, visit: www.wamsbc.ca
Women Against MS (WAMS) is a collective of professional women committed to raising research funds to end MS. WAMS provides the opportunity to strengthen professional development while at the same time raise Canadian research funds for multiple sclerosis, a disease that disproportionately affects women three times more than men. Funds raised by WAMS will be directed to a new generation of researchers in their endeavors to end MS.
About multiple sclerosis and the MS Society of Canada
Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis in the world. MS is a chronic, often disabling disease of the central nervous system comprising the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve. It is one of the most common neurological diseases affecting young adults in Canada. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40, and the unpredictable effects of MS last for the rest of their lives. The MS Society provides services to people with MS and their families and funds research to find the cause and cure for this disease. Please visit mssociety.ca or call 1-800-268-7582 to make a donation or for more information.
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