National MS Society presents Houston On the Move Luncheon
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting the 13th Annual On the Move Luncheon. The event will feature ABC13’s Gina Gaston as the emcee and Camerone Parker McCulloch, enormously recognized model and TV personality, as the keynote speaker. In addition to raising funds and awareness for multiple sclerosis, this event recognizes and celebrates local citizens who are changing the world for people affected by MS.
The 2018 Person On the Move award will be presented to Melanie Lawson for her continued support of the Society through her fundraising efforts, serving on the board and emceeing multiple BP MS 150 events. The 2018 Above & Beyond award will be presented to Gerald Merfish for his unparalleled dedication to the Society. To date Merfish has raised more than $458,000 for the Society, served in many board leadership roles and has participated in the BP MS 150 Ride since 2000 – more than qualifying himself as going "Above & Beyond."
Additionally, the Hope Award will be presented to Lisa Sailor due to not only her long-term and inspirational support of the Society, but also for her important service to displaced women and children during Hurricane Harvey through the George R. Brown Convention Center. Sailor ‘adopted’ 27 families that lost everything in the flood, and she also provided Christmas gifts for over 73 children affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Luncheon guests will not only get to see a collection of designs from various Project Runway alumni designers that Camerone Parker McCulloch modeled, but also, they will hear her share the meaningful journey of going public with her MS diagnosis in 2009. After living privately with MS for 11 years in fear that it would end her career, Camerone went public and has been a powerful voice in patient advocacy for MS ever since. She has appeared in over 350 magazines worldwide and has walked runways for many top designers including Vera Wang, Donna Karan and Giorgio Armani.