For a second consecutive year, Farmington Hills resident Tanya Nordhaus takes her mission to end multiple sclerosis (MS) to downtown Farmington with An Auction to End MS held Saturday, April 28, at The Farmington Garage.
Auction proceeds will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Nordhaus said last year’s event raised $8,200, and her goal this year is $15,000.
“Last year’s event was so amazing that one party goer said that it scored a 100 on a scale of 1 to 10 on the exit survey, with all other surveys giving it a solid 10,” she said. “Every guest is there with the mission of ending MS.”
Nordhaus’ involvement is personal; she was diagnosed with the disease in 2001. Coincidentally, she began raising funds for the national organization as a teenager, participating in an annual fundraising bike ride. Her “Circle of Friends” team will make their 17th ride in July of this year; they’re already top fundraisers.
The April 28 strolling dinner will be sponsored by the following popular local eateries: appetizers by The Cheese Lady Farmington, entrées by Detroit Taco Company and Jim Brady’s Detroit, and desserts by Sunflour Bakehaus. Music will be provided by the talented musicians of Axis Music Academy. Auction items come from throughout and beyond metro Detroit.
Based on comments from last year’s attendees, Nordhaus has extended the event for one hour past the close of the auction “just to enjoy drinks and each other’s company. The event is a fun and rewarding way to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and to raise money to end MS,” she said.
Tickets are available at anauctiontoendms18.eventbrite.com. Tickets are $40 through March and $50 in April. Sponsorship opportunity and auction donor information is available online at anauctiontoendms.com.