‘Women on the Move’ celebrates wine, food, art and crafts from Maryland women on September 18 at AVAM

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter Release:

Sample Food, Wine and Crafts While Raising Funds to End MS

Inaugural ‘Women on the Move’ celebrates wine, food, art and crafts from Maryland women on September 18

24166.1618642796.customBaltimore – The National MS Society, Maryland Chapter is proud to announce the inaugural Women on the Move event at the American Visionary Art Museum on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm. The event, sponsored by Ober|Kaler, will feature women-owned or inspired businesses, restaurants and caterers and funds raised will support the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS).

Attendees can shop artwork, jewelry and other wares while sampling small plates and wine from women-led businesses in Maryland. Restaurants that have already signed up for the event include: Ami Baking, Anastasia, Birroteca, Costas Inn, Gitan Bistro Crú, Flavor Cupcakery, Kali’s Court, Michele’s Granola, Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Mouth Party Caramels, The Nickel Taphouse, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Second Chance Saloon, SoBo Café and Sofi’s Crepes. Artist vendors to date include: Bozzuto Greene Art, The Eden Company, Jones and Jones, Laurie Flannery Jewelry and Thirty-One Gifts.

“This event is an ideal fundraiser for MS as women are two to three more times likely to be diagnosed than men. It is an event that has been organized by the women who serve on the MS Board of Trustees.,” said Donna J. Senft, Principal at Ober|Kaler. “Through fundraising efforts over the past decade, 10 disease-modifying treatments are now available to help those with MS – the #1 disabling disease of young people – lead more active lives. Ober|Kaler is proud to support the MS Society’s goal of ending MS forever.”

Tickets for Women on the Move cost $55 and can be purchased at www.mswomenmd.org<http://www.mswomenmd.org/>. Restaurants, artists and other businesses that are interested in sponsoring the event can contact Shelbi Bivons, development director at the Maryland Chapter, at [email protected]<mailto:[email protected]>.

About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts 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 moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people 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. It is the #1 disabling neurological disease in young to middle-aged adults.

About the National MS Society
MS stops people from moving. The National MS Society exists to make sure it doesn’t. We help each person address the challenges of living with MS. Since its founding in 1946, the Society has allocated more than $761 million to MS research projects around the world. We are people who want to do something about MS NOW. Join the Movement®.

Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society at www.nationalMSsociety.org<http://www.nationalMSsociety.org/> or 1-800-FIGHT-MS (344-4867).

Join the Movement is a registered trademark of the National MS Society.

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