New York, NY (PressExposure) August 31, 2012 -- Fashion week will make a stop in Westchester on Wednesday, September 12 at the 7th Annual Women on the Move Luncheon, where 24 men and women living with multiple sclerosis will take to the runway wearing Bloomingdale's high-fashion looks in an effort to raise funds for the New York City-Southern New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
"Every 24 hours in the United States, someone is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. By featuring 24 models, all living with MS, our goal with this event is to show the many faces of this disease and demonstrate what we are doing to help people living with MS move their lives forward," says Robin Einbinder, president of the NYC - Southern NY Chapter. Bloomingdale's White Plains has generously provided the wardrobe for the show and will also donate 10% of sales on September 29 and 30 to the Society from customers who turn in their receipts to benefit the New York City - Southern New York Chapter.
The annual luncheon will take place at the Trump National Golf Course in Briarcliff Manor. In addition to the fashion show, the chapter will honor Verena Frydberg and Lisa Cohen, two women living with MS who are founders of "Makeover Your MS," a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to improving the lives of women living with MS by providing a comprehensive range of complimentary beauty workshops and services to empower women to approach their daily lives with greater confidence.
The event will also feature a luxury boutique of 25 retail vendors selling their wares with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the society. For a complete list of vendors, please visit http://www.MSnyc.org.
"It is important to Bloomingdale's that we support charitable initiatives in neighborhoods where we have stores," says Anne Keating, senior vice president of public relations and corporate philanthropy for Bloomingdale's. "We are thrilled to support the New York City - Southern New York Chapter of the National MS Society and MS research, reinforcing that giving back truly is stylish."
WHAT: The 7th Annual Women on the Move Luncheon presented by Acorda Therapeutics
WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Trump National Golf Course, 339 Pine Road, Briarcliff Manor TICKETS: Visit http://www.MSnyc.org or call 212-453-3235 to purchase tickets.
WHY: Proceeds raised will benefit the NYC - Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society and MS research.