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National MS Society's MAD (WO)MEN Against MS Cocktail Night Welcomes MasterChef's Whitney Miller
The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society is pleased to welcome America’s first MasterChef winner, Whitney Miller, as a special guest of the inaugural MAD (WO)MEN Against MS Cocktail Night on Thursday, August 23, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Viking Cooking School in Ridgeland, Miss.
Along with a special guest appearance by Whitney Miller, MAD (WO)MEN Against MS Cocktail Night will feature a cooking demonstration led by a Viking Cooking School Chef; a silent auction; a “Cocktails for a Cure” drawing with a Girls’ Night Out Cooking Class donated by Viking Cooking School and much more.
You are encouraged to wear your best “MAD MEN” inspired outfit for a chance to win one of the great door prizes the National MS Society will give away during the evening.
Winner of Fox’s Season 1 MasterChef, Whitney Miller, grew up in a food-, faith-, and family-oriented environment, she was always in the kitchen cooking with family members. She found inspiration in her great-grandmother’s Southern hospitality and cooking large Sunday dinners for extended family and friends, she aspired to be a great cook from an early age. Thanks to her talent with desserts on Fox's MasterChef, she was deemed the “Pastry Princess.”
Whitney has spent time conducting cooking demonstrations, such as Anaheim’s Celebrity Food and Gift Show with TLC’s Little Chocolatiers and the 2011 Chicago Home and Housewares Show with other celebrity chefs such as Paula Deen, Curtis Stone, and Guy Fieri. She has also acted as celebrity judge for numerous cooking contests, such as B.I.O. Special Events Wedding Cake Competition with Duff Goldman, local ABC station’s Pie Wars, and Memphis Cupcake Camp Competition. Her recipes have appeared in national publications such as People, Cooking Light, Spirit of Women, and Masterchef magazine. Whitney is also the author of Modern Hospitality Simple Recipes with Southern Charm (Rodale, 2011), and Gordon Ramsay wrote the forward.
She enjoys sharing her success story encompassing passion, hard work and determination through motivational speeches at schools, churches and organizations.
While much remains unknown about MS, researchers know that MS affects women in far greater numbers than men. In fact, three times more women are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis then men. Coordinated by local MAD (WO)MEN who want to do something about MS now, the 2012 “MAD MEN” themed Cocktail Night creates a social environment for young professionals in the Jackson – Metro Area to network, learn about MS and raise funds to help end the number one disabling disease of young adults.
Funds raised during the evening will help provide essential programs, services and support for people in Mississippi who are living with MS including but not limited to newly diagnosed support, lending library, self-help groups, couple’s retreats, kid’s camps, caregiver’s programs, educational scholarships, and emergency financial aid.
Space is limited so make your reservation today. Tickets for this event are $50 per person or $80 per couple and may be purchased by visiting www.nationalmssociety.org/alc or contacting Lora Bingham, development manager, at 601-856-5831 ext. 81203 or email@example.com.
Established in 1950, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Alabama-Mississippi Chapter proudly serves over 6,500 people in Alabama and Mississippi affected by MS. The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter provides many educational programs that help people who are touched by multiple sclerosis. The chapter also serves as an informational resource, providing materials to those who need information on symptoms, coping, communicating and assisting. A key component of the Alabama-Mississippi Chapter is working to promote community awareness of this neurological disease, which affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S., and 2.5 million worldwide. Members of the National MS Society Chapter receive the Chapter’s newsletter and mailings about programs, events and volunteer opportunities. Many of the programs and services are free or require nominal fees.
The Alabama-Mississippi Chapter remains focused on the mission of creating a world free of MS, with programs and funds generated from special events and generous gifts thanks to those who want to help accomplish the mission.