WAMS Gala Luncheon May 25, 2018 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

About WAMS

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Canada has one of the highest rates of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in the world. This unpredictable, and often disabling disease affects women three times more often than men. The onset is usually between the ages of 15 and 40; at a time in life when people are planning their education, building their careers, raising their children and working towards their dreams.

Women Against Multiple Sclerosis (WAMS) is a powerful collective of professional women dedicated to building awareness and raising critical research funds for the MS Society of Canada. The Society funds ground-breaking, world-class research into new and improved treatments, wellness, as well as programs and services to support those affected by MS.

The WAMS Gala Luncheon is currently held in six markets across Canada: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Halifax, Saskatoon and Winnipeg. We are thrilled to be hosting the second annual Manitoba WAMS Gala Luncheon on Thursday, October 10th, 2019. It will be an inspiring and entertaining event, offering ample networking opportunities.

The gala features sophisticated socializing with a VIP Networking Reception, silent auction, and keynote speaker Rona Maynard: a woman who broke barriers by speaking out about mental illness as the editor in chief of Chatelaine. The WAMS Luncheon will also celebrate the achievements of Dr. Ruth Ann Marrie, a Professor of Medicine and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, and MS researcher.

Through MS research-focused fundraising, WAMS strives to enable professional and personal growth for Canadian women. The Manitoba WAMS event began in 2018 and raised over $38,000 in its inaugural year.

In addition to raising valuable, important funds toward a cure for MS, the information and support generated from WAMS will empower women with MS to continue living their lives with strength and courage.