Before this year’s East Central Indiana Multiple Sclerosis Walk on Saturday, April 16, 2011, the Artist Within shop in Downtown Muncie will host the first-ever Team Artist Within Fundraising Event on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 7–10 p.m. The goal for the event is to raise awareness, raise funds to support critical research, and to create a unified Artist Within MS team to work together to paint a world free of MS.
Team Artist Within’s Fundraising Event promises to be an evening full of moving – movement toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. There will be a targeted raffle, silent auction, photobooth, cash bar, featuring performance from the band “Brave at Sea,” and motivating words from speaker Christine Degliumberto with the Indiana State MS Society.
Artist Within owner Robert Hartley had the vision of putting together a Team Artist Within after participating in one of the 600 nationwide walks last year in Muncie.
“Last year we put together a small team at the last minute but knowing there is more potential.” Hartley said. “I want to be able to make a bigger impact with a larger and more unified team this year and hopefully in the future too.”
MS is a chronic, unpredictable neurological disease that is often disabling as it attacks the central nervous system. Since MS inhibits movement, Walk MS is an appropriate measure to fight against MS.
About National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a U.S.-based non-profit organization dedicated to ending the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports extensive research to find the cause, cure and improved treatments of the disease; provides comprehensive services to people with MS and their families; offers professional education programs to assist health care providers to better serve people with MS; and leads advocacy efforts on state and federal levels to encourage public policies supportive of the needs of people with MS. To find out more, please visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.
If you would like to be a part of Team Artist Within, visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/teamartistwithin to register. For more information ‘like’ Artist Within on Facebook, follow us on twitter (@TAWMUNCIE), or call 765-289-7895.
About the Artist Within
The Artist Within is a relaxing atmosphere to paint pottery and for families to have a great time. The studio is available for walk-in painters, or for private parties of any kind – birthday parties, pridal parties, or maybe just a fun girl’s night out!