MS Survivor and advocate Nancy Davis will celebrate May’s Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month with the 17th Annual Race to Erase MS event at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on May 7, 2010.

Each year since its inception the celebrity filled gala has raised millions for the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis and its Center without Walls program, a selected network of the nation’s top seven research centers that operates with one mutual goal: to always communicate and never duplicate medical research. The star-studded evening will feature exciting live performances by Avril Lavigne, who recently joined the Race to Erase MS Board of Directors, Heart and Natalie Cole.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6:30 pm – including fabulous celebrity autographed memorabilia, vacation getaways and experiential packages – followed by a one of a kind live auction featuring the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Coup, gala dinner, and live entertainment. The Race to Erase MS event has raised more than $30 million for the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis and its Center Without Walls program, which was founded by Davis in 1993.

The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis 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 “The Nancy Davis Center Without Walls” program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists currently representing UC San Francisco, Brigham & Women’s Harvard Hospital, Yale, The Cleveland Clinic, Oregon Health Science University, Johns Hopkins and University of Southern California. 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 Foundation 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 17th Annual Race to Erase MS start at $1,000 and tables start from $10,000. More info can be found at the official website.

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