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Talk About Coming a Long Way To A Party, MS Patients Circumnavigate The World to Sail Into Fort Lauderdale To Join ‘HATS OFF! Gala’ Benefit For Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL.Multiple Sclerosis Foundation ( ) will be greeting some special guests who’ve sailed a very long way to attend its “HATS OFF! Gala” at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 on December 6th. Oceans of Hope ) has circumnavigated the world with passengers that have MS. The crew of the ship will receive a “Beacon of Light” award at the Gala for their determination and dedication to sail around the globe.

Admirers as well as other MS patients will greet the arrival of the ship 11am on December 3rd at the Bahia Mar Docks. The public is invited to share this moment of history in the making.

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Gala will honor Dr. Daniel Kantor for Leadership of Care and Drs. Marietta and Ira Glazer for being the Fearless Volunteers of the Year. Co-Chairs are Lynne & Ralph McGrath and the evening will be emceed by Chanel from Mega 94.9 and 93.9.

An auction will be held during the cocktail hour bearing one of a kind items donated at a VIP pre Gala party held at Alpine Jaguar such as a basket including Units of Botox®, Lipo and B-12 Shots, a Google tablet, a custom-made sterling silver necklace decorated with fresh water pearls, blue topaz, and Swarovski elements, a signed football by Lee Corso, ESPN College Gameday analyst, “Tree at Sunset” matted photo and portrait package. These items and many more, will be available for bidding.

Sponsors of the gala, which is set for Saturday, December 6th, include: AT&T, Novartis Pharmaceutical, Lorraine Thomas, Genzyme, Biogen Idec, EMD Serono Pfizer, TEVA Shared Solutions, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Mallinckrodt, NSCFF, Alpine Jaguar,, South Florida Opulence Magazine, Palm Beach Broadcasting, MDW Insurance and CBIZ.


The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, ( or 888-MSFOCUS), is a national publicly-funded 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The mission of MSF is to provide vital programs and services for those affected by MS, and heighten public awareness and understanding for those diagnosed with the illness in order to elicit financial support for their needs. Also, tune in to, the first online radio station for the MS community that broadcasts content round-the-clock, brought to you by MSF.

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