Annual La Table Event Brings People Together to End Multiple Sclerosis
ST. CLOUD -- For 19 years Teresa Krueger and her family have been counting their blessings after her husband was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
Since her husband's diagnosis, Krueger became involved with the MS society and took part in multiple fundraising events. However, one event, in particular, has stuck with her.
Krueger, along with other ladies today are taking part in the 18th annual La Table National MS Society Benefit at the River's Edge Convention Center, doing what they love the most, decorating.
"The first year I came with Lisa a photographer from Kimball, she knew my husband had MS and told me about this event and got me involved says, Krueger"
Each year the society comes up with a table-top luncheon theme and the ladies purchase a table and decorate it.
Although this is Kreuger's fourth time tabling, this year is her biggest yet with 65 people at her table. Despite her biggest fan,not being able to come, Kreuger says she still gets to share photos of her work with her husband.
Jody Payne is the Vice President of Development for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She says for 25 years, she has been doing special events for the MS society and each time this event comes around, she is blown away by the creativity the ladies bring to the table.
"I am so inspired by the creativity every year and how they just come up with all these ideas. These ladies in town are just so creative says, Payne"
Kreuger says it is important for her to support the MS society because they have helped her family.
The society is hoping to raise $20,000 to 25,000 and all the funds will go towards the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upper Midwest Chapter.