Women on the Move Luncheon

The Women on the Move Luncheon, which supports raising funds for the National MS Society, was the first event I went to just 2 months after my diagnosis with MS. I remember attending the luncheon vividly, as it had such an emotional impact on me. I walked into the ballroom at the Ritz Carlton hotel and was instantly brought to tears. Just a few months before that event, I had walked into that same ballroom but for a very different reason. My entry was to announce our marriage as husband and wife, the happiest of occasions, but this time, I was overwhelmed with fear, sadness and disbelief. How quickly life had changed. Read more

Yes, that was me on TV! 

When the National MS Society asked if I would represent them and the upcoming Walk MS event on 3 television shows, my immediate reaction was… “Holy crap”. No, seriously. I’ve never been on TV before and like most of us, have a bit of a fear of public speaking (especially on live TV!). But, after I let their ask sink in, I knew I had to do it. This would be an opportunity to spread my message further, build awareness for multiple sclerosis AND promote an event I am so passionate about. It was a no-brainer. Read more

Support My Walk To Fight MS

As you all know, finding a cure for multiple sclerosis is something that’s near and dear to my heart. Whether through donating or walking along side me, I’d like to ask for your support in this year’s Walk MS, a fundraiser supporting the National MS Society and furthering research for medical advancements and promise for a cure.

  • When: Sunday, April 30 at 11am (suggest getting there at 10:45am)
  • Where: Soldier Field – Southeast field

Can’t make it but want to support the cause? You can donate here. Please see inside for all the details on how you can get involved.

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Reminder to Shop at Athleta to Support MS – It’s THIS week!

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Hi everyone! I wanted to remind you all that this Wednesday, December 7 from 4-7pm I’ll be hosting an event at Athleta on Fremont (901 W Weed St, Chicago) with proceeds going to the MS Society. I’m listing the Top 5 Reasons you must attend, plus my favorite Athleta pieces – all inside.

Can’t make it to the event? Don’t worry – you can participate from afar (details below!). Read more

MS Walk 2016

Once again we participated in Walk MS and Oscar’s Mom raised over $21K towards finding a cure. How amazing right?! My mom, Lucia Annunzio, was a top fundraiser in Chicago for the 2nd year in a row and raised over $17K herself. I’m so incredibly lucky to have her! Read more

Oscar’s Mom

 

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After the news settled, I quickly learned that each one of my closest friends would have their own way of supporting me through this and I was so blown away by the love I received. Some were there to listen and sympathize, others offered advice and resources, and some even began researching MS to better understand what it was and how it could impact me. Read more