Women Against MS Gather To Raise Funds For Research

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Posted By on June 6, 2019

The Event: WAMS – Women Against Multiple Sclerosis 2019 Luncheon

The Cause: WAMS – Women Against Multiple Sclerosis

Mission: People affected by MS can live their best lives as WAMS stops MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

Event Honorees: Dr. Aimee Borazanci, Dr. Nida Laurin and Dr. Lori Hendin Travis

Presenting Sponsor: BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona

Supporting Sponsor: Biogen

Date held: May 15, 2019

Venue: Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa

Keynote speaker: Cheryl Hile, who was diagnosed with MS in 2006 shared her incredible story of perseverance as the first person with MS to run seven marathons on seven continents in one year with the help of a carbon graphite ankle-foot orthotic device. Her motto? “I do what I can, and I never give up.”

Something special: More than 20 local bakers and bakeries donated cakes for this annual auction raising over 10-times their retail value in several cases.

Photo Credit: Jim Johnson

  • Frances Smith-Sellers, Sue Glawe, Barbara Kaplan and Karen LaPolice Cummins
  • Patricia Penuelas, Sara Avila, Karen Barrett and Paula Rosen
  • Cathy Poulos and Kristiana De la Cruz
  • Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit
  • Dr. Aimee Borazanci
  • Kaila Strong
  • Cheryl Hile
  • Tracy Dempsey Originals Cake
  • AJ's Fine Foods Cake
  • Nothing Bundt Cake
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