Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Lisa Kornstein, owner of Scout & Molly's, was diagnosed with MS and despite its debilitating effects, has proved that there's life after MS. On March 14th Scout & Molly's, NAWBO and the MS Society Eastern NC Chapter will host an event to celebrate women in business, generate awareness about MS and share the mission and message of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
This open to the public event is free. Donations to the MS Society of $25-$99 will earn a 20% discount off of a Scout & Molly's spring collection item and donations of $100 or more will earn a 35% discount. Wine and refreshments are provided for attendees.
When: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: Scout & Molly's, Cameron Village 435 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC, 27605
Fee: Free to attend. Donations to MS are encouraged
Contact: Alice Osborn (firstname.lastname@example.org (919) 971-9414
Olalah Njenga, chair of the Community Relations committee for NAWBO Greater Raleigh remarks, "The Community Relations committee is thrilled to host an event where we can honor a Triangle-area woman in business, raise awareness about a disease that impacts so many lives and enjoy the camaraderie of friends and have a great evening. Combining the strength of the business community with civic outreach is good for everyone and celebrating business women in the process, makes it even more rewarding."
MS affects more than 400,000 people in the US and 2.5 million people worldwide. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
About NAWBO Greater Raleigh Chapter:
Founded in 1975, NAWBO propels women entrepreneurs into economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide. Thirty-six years later, NAWBO is still the only organization dedicated solely to representing the interest of women entrepreneurs in all industries. The organization's mission is to strengthen the wealth-creating capacity of its members and promote economic development; to create innovative and effective change in the business culture; to build strategic alliances, coalitions and affiliations; and to transform public policy and influence decision makers. To learn more about the Greater Raleigh chapter of NAWBO, visit their website at http://www.nawbo-raleigh.com.
About Scout & Molly's
Named after her two Labrador retrievers, Scout & Molly's was founded by Lisa Kornstein. Lisa had been a lover of clothing since childhood, and later on in life she fell in love with selling. Lisa dreamed of starting her own boutique where women would feel comfortable shopping and could always count on a friendly face and honest opinion. In the spring of 2002, Lisa opened Scout & Molly's. Today there are three Scout & Molly's locations in Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Charlotte. Each boutique stays true to Lisa's original intent, carrying fabulous clothes surrounded by a warm, fun atmosphere. Visit Scout & Molly's at http://www.scoutandmollys.com/.