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Annual MS Holiday Gala – Dec 15

The Roanoke Valley MS Support Group invites anyone whose life has been affected by multiple sclerosis, including caregivers, family and dear friends to join us for our annual holiday gala.  The evening starts at 5pm at the Holiday Inn-Tanglewood (4468 Starkey Rd, Roanoke) with a sponsored dinner followed by a live dj with dancing and karaoke.  There will be games, door prizes, family crafts, photo booth and a fun and funny gift exchange game (bring 1 wrapped gift per person).  And gifts for our children!  A block of rooms have been reserved at a great rate for those wanting to make a weekend of it.  Call (540) 774-4400 and ask for MS Alliance Gala rate for Dec 14-15.  Dress is holiday festive, which means wear what makes you happy and comfortable, right?!  Dinner requires RSVP (link), but no registration required to attend the party starting at 7ish.  

NMSS New Breakthroughs

 MS Breakthroughs

Join us to learn about our progress this past year in accelerating breakthroughs for people affected by MS, what’s in store for the year ahead and enjoy a research update from our keynote speaker.

We are excited to welcome Ingrid Loma Miller, MD, Neurologist at Neurology Specialists and the MS Center of Tidewater as the keynote speaker for this year’s event. 

Dr. Loma-Miller has an interest in MS and pregnancy and Neuromyelitis Optica. She is fluent in Spanish, equipment evaluation to enhance mobility, and adaptation of exercise programs to work for a variety of life styles.

Agenda:

Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 AM 

Program: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM 

Breakfast will be provided.

Take this opportunity to connect with others in the MS community as we recognize leaders and partners who are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Reserve your spot today!

Date:  
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM 
Address:
12042 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 22901 
United States

You can RSVP for this event online at MS Breakthroughs.

NMSS Webinar & Telelearning

The National MS Society and Can Do MS are collaborating for a presentation and open discussion with MS experts to help you learn strategies to live your best life with MS on December 11.  Specific topic will be on Wheeled Mobility

If interested, you can register at 1-800-344-4867 or nationalMSsociety.org/webinars.  Held online and/or by phone, 8-9:15 pm, ET.  Recordings and materials are available afterwards if you’re unable to attend live.

Kenny Wingfield and the Salem Half Marathon

Kenny Wingfiled in the Salem Half Marathon

For the man who is like the weeble that never falls down, Kenny is back in the saddle again! After a hip replacement surgery in October, 2017 followed almost immediately by another surgery for a torn tendon and muscle in his elbow in December and then again in January, 2018, Kenny was able to start training and riding again in March.

This past weekend, October 13th, on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in Salem, Virginia, Kenny successfully completed the Salem Half Marathon marking his triumphant return to hand-cycling.

Kenny finished 137 out of 371 entries at a pace of 9:34, crossing the finish line with a time of 2:05:15 to cheering fans who knew he could do it! Congratulations, Kenny, for one more time inspiring all of us with MS to keep on plugging, to never give up on a dream, and to always take our hurdles as “just another bump in the road’.