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

You are invited to the inaugural Ottawa WAMS Gala Luncheon!

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 MS Society funds ground-breaking, world-class research into improved treatments, and ultimately, discovering a cure for multiple sclerosis - a disease that disproportionately affects women.

Event information

Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
VIP Networking Reception: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch and Presentations: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Ottawa Conference and Event Centre
Keynote Speaker: Zahra Al-Harazi
Contact: Jessica Wallace 613-728-1583 ext. 3320

Since launching in Toronto in 2005, WAMS has raised more than $3.8 million across Canada. In February 2020, the inaugural Ottawa WAMS Gala Luncheon will take place, featuring a sophisticated networking event that caters to professional women and men who want to join the fight to end MS.


The gala luncheon features sophisticated socializing with a VIP Networking Reception, silent auction and a keynote speech by Zahra Al-Hazari: a woman who is an award-winning entrepreneur and an internationally acclaimed speaker. The WAMS Gala Luncheon will also celebrate the achievements of a local businesswoman and feature an update on exciting developments in multiple sclerosis research.


Each year, the WAMS Gala Luncheon honours a woman who has made an impact in business and her community. We are pleased to recognize Ellen Corkery-Dooher, a Partner with PwC Canada's Management Consulting practice, as our 2020 Women Against MS Honouree. Diagnosed with MS a number of years ago, Ellen is also a cancer survivor and she challenges herself to live in the moment every day. She is also a devoted supporter of the Ottawa Food Bank, former board director for Christie Lake Kids and dedicated to raising funds for cancer and MS research.


Our Impact Speaker for the event will be Dr. Lara Pilutti, an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa in the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences and a member of the 2020 Ottawa WAMS Sales Cabinet. She will share the latest in local MS research at this pivotal moment in time where significant progress is being made and breakthrough solutions can change the world for everyone living with MS.

Become a Sponsor

By partnering with the WAMS team you will be joining a well-established, successful, national initiative in the fight to end MS. Please contact Erica Phillips at 613-728-1583 ext. 3329 or erica.phillips@mssociety.ca

Buy your tickets to the WAMS Gala Luncheon

Early-Bird Pricing (ends December 6):

- Individual tickets $125

- Table (10 tickets) $1,250

- VIP Table* (10 tickets) $1,500 - limited number available

*VIP Tables receive:
- Premium table placement
- Invitation to the VIP Networking Reception prior to the luncheon with the opportunity to meet the honouree and guest speaker
- Company name listed in the event program

For income tax purposes, an official tax receipt will be provided following the Women Against MS Luncheon Gala. Please contact Jessica Wallace at 613-728-1583 ext. 3326 or jessica.wallace@mssociety.ca for invoicing options and for any questions.