By: Brent Patterson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2017
Dr. Randall Webb, 2017 MS Hope Award Recipient, and his wife Dr. Insung Kim, along with 2017 Uncorking the Cure for MS event Chairs, Patricia and Newton Box.
On Thursday, November 2nd, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the 16th annual Uncorking the Cure for MS at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom. This annual dinner and auction raises funds to fuel progress in MS research, and supports much needed programs and services that help each person living with MS live their best life.
Tulsa’s own Randall Webb, MD will be presented with the 2017 MS Hope Award. The MS Hope Award is the highest award presented by the Society for community and humanitarian efforts. It is given to those who strive to improve the quality of life today and create a better world tomorrow for people living with MS. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is truly honored to recognize Randall Webb for his many years of outstanding public and community service. The MS Hope Award is given to those who have had a distinguished career, who are involved and committed to community affairs, who are leaders among their peers and who’s personal lives are exemplary. Honorees are selected because of their leadership and community service and for their continued support of programs and improving the quality of life for people living with MS.
Uncorking the Cure for MS attendees will enjoy catering by KFB Events, Roberts + Rogers Wines, live and silent auctions, a wine pull, Kendra Scott jewelry pull and live entertainment by the Tulsa Playboys. Cocktail attire is requested. Event information and ticket purchase are available at uncorkingthecureforMSok.org or by contacting Brent Patterson at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0 or (405) 463-4861.
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted more than $100 million to connect approximately one million people affected by MS to the connections, information and resources they need. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever.
Early and ongoing treatment with an FDA-approved therapy can make a difference for people with multiple sclerosis. Learn about your options by talking to your health care professional and contacting the National MS Society today.
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