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May 13, 2024

Join Press Pass LA On The Red Carpet For The Annual Race To Erase MS Gala

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) advocate and Center Without Walls founder Nancy Davis welcomed guests to the Fairmont Century Plaza for the 31st Annual Race to Erase MS Gala this past May 10.

Image: Ed Batres

This year’s event raised over $1.5 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. The star-studded event, hosted by Caroline Rhea, featured performances by Natasha Bedingfield and A Great Big World. Additionally, L’AGENCE kicked off the evening with a fashion show.

Guests at this year’s landmark event included Race to Erase MS Founder Nancy Davis, host Caroline Rhea, performers Natasha Bedingfield and A Great Big World, L’AGENCE Founder and Chairman Jeff Rudes, Fashion Director Tara Rudes-Dann, and other special guests including Alan Bersten, Amanda Kloots, AnnaLynne McCord, Ashley Benson, Bershan Shaw, Bijou Phillips, Brandon Davis, Carmen Electra, Casey Affleck, Christine Chiu, Christine Devine, David Arquette, David Faustino, Derek Warburton, Diane Warren, Emma Slater, Fernando Vargas Jr., Francesca Capaldi, Gigi Gorgeous, Harry Jowsey, Heather & Terry Dubrow, Ioan Gruffud, Jason Wahler, Jessica Lowndes, Joel Michaely, Joely Fisher, Jonathan Cheban, Kathy & Rick Hilton, Katie Cassidy, Lauren Gibson, Lauren Kettering, Lorenzo Antonucci, Montana Tucker, Natasha Graziano, Olivia Sanabia, Rachel Lindsay, Scheana Shay, Shaun Robinson, Sutton Stracke, Tia Carrere, Torrei Hart, and more!

“We are honored to be the fashion sponsor for this year’s gala,” said L’AGENCE Founder and Chairman Jeff Rudes. “Nancy Davis’ story moved us to where we had to get immediately involved.”

Race to Erase MS founder Nancy Davis took the stage, thanking guests for being in the room to celebrate the 31st Annual Gala. Davis shared, “Tonight, we are here to celebrate the fact that we are one giant leap forward in reaching our ultimate goal of crossing the finish line and finding a cure for MS.” Davis added, “Thank you to every hero in this room.”

Race to Erase MS was founded in 1993 by Nancy Davis and is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis. Since the Race to Erase MS foundation was created, there has been more than $59.5 million raised and 24 FDA approved therapies created to aggressively fight MS that have provided hope, inspiration, and resources to those in the Multiple Sclerosis community. The gala directly benefits the foundation’s Center Without Walls program, a unique collaboration between the world’s leading MS research scientists and investigators who have bolstered their individual efforts into collective action that has led to exciting discoveries in the search for a cure.