Race to Erase MS announced today that platinum-selling international music star Flo Rida will headline its historic 25th Anniversary Gala on Friday, April 20 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.
Award-winning singers Elle King and Siedah Garrett will also deliver musical performances throughout the night. The landmark evening will be hosted by HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky, and will feature a Fall 2018 runway show from Hollywood-favorite fashion brand alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet. The legendary, celebrity-filled gala has raised over $47 million to date for Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program. This year marks the 25th Anniversary Gala, where guests will participate in a silent auction before enjoying a gala dinner and live musical performances. The organization also announced one of the luxury live auction items that will be available to guests of the event – a Ferrari Portofino, one of the first of its kind to reach Los Angeles. Legendary musician Greg Phillinganes is expected to serve as Musical Director for the event.
“We are so excited to have these incredible artists performing at this year’s iconic 25th Anniversary Gala,” said Race to Erase MS founder Nancy Davis. “We know that they will bring an added layer of excitement to the evening, and fit in well amongst the international superstars who have graced the Race to Erase MS stage!”
Race to Erase MS is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure for MS. Funding research is the core focus of the foundation and significant strides have been made to find the cause and cure of this debilitating disease. At the event’s inception 24 years ago, the absence of medications and therapies encouraged its involvement; the Race has been instrumental in funding many pilot studies that have contributed to drugs now on the market and other very important therapies that are improving the lives of people suffering from MS.
All funds raised 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. This nationwide collaboration of physicians, scientists and clinicians are on the cutting-edge of innovative research and therapeutic approaches to treat MS. It is the hope of the Race to Erase MS that in addition to combating MS through research in a clinical environment, awareness will be created by educating the public about this mysterious disease.
Tickets to the 25th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala start at $1,000 and tables start at $10,000. To purchase tickets for the event, please contact [email protected] or (310) 440-4842.