Jill Donovan to be Honored by National MS Society

Courtesy Brandi Davidson Moore

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HONORARY CHAIRS WITH THE HONORED: Looking forward to this year’s National MS Society event are, from left, Newton Box, Jill Donovan and Patricia Box. Patricia and Newton Box are Honorary Chairs and co-presenters of the event.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the 18th annual Uncorking the Cure for MS at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa Hotel. This annual dinner and auction raises funds to fuel progress in MS research and supports much needed programs and services that help each person living with MS live their best life.
Tulsa’s Jill Donovan, founder and CEO of Rustic Cuff and author of the Kindness Effect, will be presented with the 2019 MS Hope Award.  Event Chairs are Cheryl and Craig Beers. Honorary Chairs are Patricia and Newton Box, who are also presenters of the event with WPX Energy.
The MS Hope Award is the highest award presented by the Society for community and humanitarian efforts. It is given to those who strive to improve the quality of life today and create a better world tomorrow for people living with MS.  The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is honored to recognize Jill for her many years of outstanding public and community service.  The MS Hope Award is given to those who have had a distinguished career, who are involved and committed to community affairs, who are leaders among their peers and whose personal lives are exemplary.  Honorees are selected because of their leadership and community service and for their continued support of programs and improving the quality of life for people living with MS.
Uncorking the Cure for MS attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner along with a fabulous live auction and live entertainment by the MidLife Crisis Band.  Cocktail attire is requested. Event information and ticket purchase are available at www.uncorkingthecureforMSok.org or by contacting Brent Patterson at brent.patterson@nmss.org or (405) 463-4861.
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 with MS 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.
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through the comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they need. The MS Society is united in collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with MS. Learn about options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society today.