Race to Erase MS has announced that multi Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Elton John will perform at the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS event, hosted by Nancy Davis, taking place on May 3rd, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Also performing that evening will be multi-platinum singer-songwriter Taio Cruz.
Elton John, one of the world’s most celebrated recording artists, has sold more than 250 million records in his four-decade career. He has won six Grammy Awards, four Brit Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In addition to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, he was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996 and received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II in 1998.
Over the course of the past two years, international pop star Taio Cruz has sold over 25 million singles and more than three million albums. Thanks to his Billboard Award-winning smash hits “Dynamite” and “Break Your Heart,” Taio is the first and only solo British male artist to have two consecutive No. 1 singles in the United States. He holds the distinction of being YouTube’s most viewed British artist of all time, with his music videos amassing over a billion combined views.
The legendary, celebrity-filled gala has raised millions of dollars for Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the event, and will honor Sharon Osbourne and Jack Osbourne with the “Medal of Hope” Award. Guests will be able to participate in a silent auction before enjoying a dinner gala featuring the live musical performances by Elton John and Taio Cruz. The evening will also include a one-of-a-kind live auction featuring fabulous vacation getaways and experiential packages.
The evening is generously sponsored by Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Associated Television International and American Airlines.
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. All funds raised support our 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.