Countdown for a Cure

December 31st 2007
The Waterford, Fair Lakes


Join us for a party and a purpose.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Thank you!

The event is now sold out.

We wish you all a happy and healthy 2008.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Some auction packages are ready!

Check these out:

Mom’s basket: #304
Slippers (6 ½-7 ½ ), walking socks, Mom agenda with mini clips and note pads, Comfort and Joy Wellness Spa classic manicure, Beauty in Motion Mega Peel (3/31/08 expiration), Rodney Strong wine, Party Lite: sugar body scrub, body butter, Elderflower Springs candles, Spa Pillar tray, Well Being CD
Value $325.00
Opening bid $20.00

Philadelphia Package#311
Tour book, AAA map, 4 Passes University of Pennsylvania Museum,4 Passes National Constitution Center, 4 Passes The Franklin Institute of Science Museum, 4 Passes Lights of Liberty Show (2008 Season starts in April), 2 museum Passes to The Academy of Natural Sciences, 2 Passes to Please Touch Museum
Value: $200.00
Opening Bid: $10.00

Tandulgence Tanning Salons basket: #322
3 level 2 sunless Sprays,
Hempz Age Defying Moisturizer, Body Gel, Body Exfoliator, Eye Contour Cream, Facial Moisturizer, Facial Cleanser, Shave Gel, Lip Balm Sun Burn Relief, Body Butter, Cal Tan sunless Powder.
Value: $350.00
Opening bid: $20.00

Wine and Dine: #323
Escorted limousine tour of some of Virginia’s most acclaimed vineyards to be scheduled at your leisure. Also includes $75.00 towards lunch or dinner at The Daily Grill of Tyson’s Corner. Completing the experience is two bottles of Rodney Strong 2002 Sonoma County Zinfandel.
Value: $170.00
Opening bid: $20.00

Loudoun Luxury Weekend for Two: #312
Fabulous weekend for two at the luxurious Lansdowne Resort followed by their signature Sunday Brunch. Also included are a $50.00 gift certificate to Leesburg’s renowned Tuscarora Mill Restaurant and a bottle of Rodney Strong 2002 Sonoma County Zinfandel.
Value: $600-800.00
Opening bid: $150.00

More to come.....

How to purchase tickets....

If interested in attending - you may purchase tickets online:

over the phone:
(202) 296-5363

or if you wish to mail a check (payable to National Multiple Sclerosis Society) to:
A party and a purpose
47244 Middle Bluff Place
Sterling, VA, 20165

If mailing a check - please send email to so that we can reserve a space for you even if your check arrives a day or two late.

Pass it on ~

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dinner Fare

The menu for the evening:

Waterford house salad and Caesar salads – Balsamic, Raspberry and Caesar dressing

Chicken Tomatllo with cheese
Carved Strip Loin w/Sour cream Horseradish & Mustard
Ahi tuna with smoked salmon breading served with Current sauce
Cheese tortellini with Shrimp in Lemon Butter Sauce

Green Beans and Carrots
Grilled Italian Veggies

Brown rice with apricot and walnuts
Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Bread and Butter
Coffee and Hot Tea

Viennese Dessert Table

4 Hour Hosted Bar
Cocktails – Seagram’s VO, Skyy Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Bacardi Rum, Johnnie Walker Red, Jack Daniels

Wines – Banrock Semi Chardonnay, Banrock Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Emerald Bay White Zinfandel

Beer – Corona, Heineken, Miller Lite, Bud, St. Pauli (NA)

Soft Drinks – Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Ale

Mineral Water

Monday, November 5, 2007

Hotel information

The Fair Lakes Hyatt has offered us the following rates for New Years Eve (roughly half off the regular rate!). Hurry though - rooms must be booked by December 10th!

Room Rates:
Single: $109.00
Double: $109.00
Triple: $134.00
Quad: $159.00

Check in time is 3pm, check out is 12 noon. Free shuttle is available to and from The Waterford. Don't forget your swim suit for the indoor heated pool and spa; before or after you use the state of the art fitness center is up to you.

Fine print: There is no charge for children under 18 years of age staying in an adult’s room using existing bedding. All Room Rates are subject to state, local and any occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the Function, currently 9%. Individual reservation cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance to avoid a charge of one night’s room and tax.

To reserve your room: Guests can call (800) 233-1234 and specify “Hyatt Fair Lakes” and “PARTY AND A PURPOSE” to receive the special group rate.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

This is a joint effort....

A Party with a Purpose is benefiting more than just the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This evening is a collaborative effort between several DC area organizations: Capital Hospice, Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia, United Cerebral Palsy and NMSS.

How's that for a purpose?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


It seems we have a minor glitch in the way the registration form was set up at NMSS. If you are, say a family of four, and wish to purchase tickets for the event - you will need to go through the registration twice - once for the adult tickets and once for the children's tickets.

I apologize for the inconvenience - if you would prefer to register by phone or mail - we can do that as well.