VIDEO: M.S. Society Benefit Friday, Oct. 30

Roll the dice and celebrate Halloween in black tie while raising money for the Physical Therapy MS Scholarship Fund at UNC Chapel Hill. The Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has teamed up with the UNC-Chapel Hill Division of Physical Therapy to establish the Physical Therapy MS Curriculum and Scholarship Fund.

This groundbreaking collaboration between the National MS Society and the Physical Therapy faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill has led to a curriculum track in the doctorate program geared specifically to address the challenges of people living with multiple sclerosis or MS, a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness in the limbs to paralysis or loss of vision. MS is unpredictable and varies from one person to another. Today, new treatments and advances in research are giving new hope to people affected by the disease. 

In order to more aggressively attract the best and brightest physical therapy doctoral students to consider this particular field, the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting a black tie casino night at Solas in downtown Raleigh with the goal of raising enough money to award four scholarships annually.

What:  Casino Solas - Masquerade & Casino Night
When:  Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 from 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Where:  Solas Raleigh 2nd Floor Lounge - 419 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC
Why: Raise funds for the UNC Physical Therapy MS Scholarship Tickets:  $150 (includes elegant buffet with champagne)
Reservations: 919-755-0755