Friday night the stars descended upon an orange carpet at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel for 25th anniversary gala for The Race to Erase MS.
Race to Erase MS was founded in 1993 by Nancy Davis and is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. All funds raised by the organization, through its iconic galas and year-round initiatives, support the “Center Without Walls” program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists currently representing Harvard, Yale, Cedars Sinai, University of Southern California, Oregon Health Science University, UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins.
Energy on the step and repeat was warm, bustling with radiant personalities happy to glam up for the cause. Everyone from Frances Fisher to Scott Rogowsky were eager to share their personal stories with MS and boasting gratitude to the organizations founder Nancy Davis. In turn she filled the role of gracious hostess and glorious agent of change quite nicely even saying, “Each gala is so emotional and it’s so much work. it’s like giving birth to a child, I think I have 25 children now.” In fact if I had to sum up the vibe of the night I would say that it simply felt like a family affair.
The event raised over $1.6 million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.
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Lower three images by Lee Harmelin
Written by Lee Harmelin