Society Update 7/16/2020:
The evolving COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the nonprofit sector in ways none of us have ever encountered. As you know, the National MS Society has canceled or postponed in-person events across the country. These are decisions we do not take lightly, as they mean that $60 million of vital funding is at risk.
With positive cases on the rise, so is the uncertainty of the in-person event landscape. We simply cannot risk putting our MS community in danger. After rescheduling once, we've now made the difficult decision not to hold On the Move Luncheon: St. Louis 2020 in person. Instead, we will put all our efforts into hosting an online On the Move Auction (Sept. 11-18) and direct all guests to a Nationally produced virtual program (Sept. 10) available to supporters around the country. Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for more information on how to stay involved.
MS won't stop due to a pandemic, so neither will we! Even with these changes, we're still aiming to meet our original fundraising goal of $100,000. YOU can help!
All ticket and table purchases made prior to today are now considered 100% tax-deductible donations, unless otherwise requested.
We know that our events do not raise these vital funds - the incredible people who are part of the MS movement do. People affected by MS are relying on leaders like you to fortify the MS movement during this time of crisis, ensure the health and well-being of all, and preserve their National MS Society.
For those of you supporting our Man and Woman of Courage, Brian Phillips and Susan Bruno will get the full spotlight they deserve as honorees at our 2021 event. We sincerely hope nothing gets in our way of holding an in-person event next year!
Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to change the world for people affected by MS. We still need you, now more than ever. It's only possible with you. Our world may look different right now, but our commitment to changing the lives of people affected by MS remains.
Thank you for leading the way!
Leadership Events Specialist