34th Annual MS Gala Luncheon Serves Hope and Raises Funds to Accelerate Research

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS), South Florida Chapter’s 34th Annual MS Gala Luncheon was held on January 18, 2017 at the Broward County Convention Center to advance research and treatments and accelerate the progress toward a world free of MS.

More than 700 guests were in attendance from the tri-county area who attended the prestigious philanthropic event were treated to a cocktail reception and fashion show. Mayda Cisneros, one of Miami’s most renowned designers and supporter of the NMSS delighted guests with her pop-up shop at the luncheon where she introduced new additions to her 2017 collection and donated ten percent of purchases made to the National MS Society, South Florida Chapter.

This year’s honoree of the MS Hope Award – the National MS Society’s highest volunteer award – was presented to Karen Schneier Dresbach in recognition of her efforts to improve the lives of literally thousands of people with MS. She has served as the President of the National MS Society, South Florida Chapter for the past 17 years. Under her leadership, the National MS Society has raised over $50 million dollars. Event Chair Ila Feld Davidoff and honorary co-chairs Monica Goldstein and Carrie Schulman presented the award.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society South Florida Chapter’s annual Gala Luncheon raises critical funds for cutting-edge research, advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and services designed for the 8,500 people with MS and their families in Florida.

Generous sponsors for this year’s Gala included: The Logan Family Foundation,  Elite Patron Carrie and David Schulman, Philanthropic Patrons John S and James L. Knight Foundation and Ultimate Software. Platinum level Patrons included Hotwire Communications, The Jordan Zimmerman Family Foundation, Terra Group and The Rothman Family.

For further information please contact Monica Whiting, Monica.Whiting@nmss.org or 954-676-3925 or visit our website http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/FLS