Raising $15,000 for Multiple SclerosisPosted on September 12, 2017, by Jennifer Klitzke
A few big-hearted Empirehouse employees traveled to The Vines in Sauk City, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 9, 2017 for some fun and friendly competition around a great cause: the 10th Annual Leah’s Ladies MS Bean Bag Tournament to bag Multiple Sclerosis.
Leah’s Ladies began ten years ago when Leah’s long-time friends, Eilis, Kate, Mary, Nicole, Sindee, and Tara, surrounded her with support in 2002 after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 23. Leah is also Empirehouse President Mike Gilbert’s wife and together they are raising three beautiful children.
Several Empirehouse employees traveled to support the 10th Annual Leah’s Ladies MS Bean Bag Tournament. Among those from Empirehouse who participated are (pictured above: L to R bottom row): Dave Thorson, Maria Evans, Lisa Nesteby, Leslie Price and; (L to R top row): Michael Gilbert, Nick Wagner, Ann Wagner, and Greg Renne.
“It was Great Fun with Great People!” said Mike. “I am so proud that Empirehouse employees came to support something that means so much to me and my wife.”
Empirehouse Director of Fabrication Greg Renne rode his Harley to the event and enjoyed the scenic fall colors along the way. “Many very nice people turned out for a Great Event,” he said. “And a lot of laughs and fun were had by all.”
For Empirehouse Estimator Leslie Price, MS hits close to home for her as well. “I have several family members with Multiple Sclerosis,” she said. “And I was tested less than a week ago for it; thankfully it wasn’t MS.”
Although, no one from the Empirehouse group won the tournament, it didn’t matter. The day drew the group closer together than they were before the event. “More like family than coworkers,” says Leslie. “It was great to see so many people come together for such an amazing cause!”
This year the 10th Annual Leah’s Ladies MS Bean Bag Tournament drew serious Bag Tossers from all over, as well as people who came to support the cause. In one day, the event raised a new record of $15,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Leah’s Ladies has been named one of Wisconsin’s top fundraisers and has reached upwards of $50,000 in the last 10 years. Proceed benefit MS research, advocacy, education, and offer support to people living with MS.
“I am very proud of the Leah’s Ladies and the work they have done over the last 10 years with their hope of one day freeing the world of Multiple Sclerosis.” —Mike Gilbert, Empirehouse President
For more information, visit: www.leahsladies.com.