The Sheraton Denver Downtown was the venue for the Sept 14, 2019 Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center Annual Gala featuring live music, dancing, comedy and casino gaming.

MS Center CEO Gina Hensrud with 2019 Gala Emcee Ed Greene

More than 400 guests gathered to celebrate RMMSC’s mission: Improving the quality of life for individuals and their families living with MS and related neurological diseases through care, support, education and research. Emcee Ed Greene and CEO Gina Hensrud welcomed guests and thanked sponsors in a full event that featured a live auction from Gary Corbett, music by the Dave Camp Jazz Band,  laughs provided by comedian Spencer James, and after-dinner casino gaming.

Multiple Sclerosis is a progressive and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts communication between the brain and other parts of the body.

This year’s Event Committee featured several leadership roles from Gala Chair, Claudia Miller; Sponsorship Chair, Simon Kafati; and Auction Co-Chairs Eliz Padilla and Sheri Rotolo.

Key sponsorship support came from corporations, medical industries and community organizations. The 2019 Presenting Sponsor was Denver Life Magazine. Platinum Sponsors: Biogen, Genentech, PSAV, and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Bronze Sponsors: Anton Collins Mitchell, The Clinic Colorado, David and Shannon Geonetta, EI Pomar, JPMorgan Chase, Key Bank, Marathon Petroleum, Dennis and Susan McDonnell, Jim and Claudia Miller, MoXXy Women, the Persichitte Family, Brian and Erica Petrelli, Arwin Priest, the Schlosser family, Rocky Mountain MS Center at University of Colorado, Turnaround Management Association Rocky Mountain, Way Out West Realty, Wes and Kay Lynn West.

2019 MS Gala Chair Claudia Miller thanked sponsors and guests

The downtown premier annual event supports the 41-year-old RMMSC– Colorado’s largest center dedicated to comprehensive multiple sclerosis care, support, education and research.

Among the symptoms of MS include blurred or double vision; tingling, numbness or pain; extreme fatigue; loss of bladder control; memory problems; lack of concentration; and difficulty walking. Fortunately, since MS was first recognized as a neurological disease by “Father of Neurology” Jean-Martin Charcot in 1868 many medications and breakthroughs have been made to alleviate symptoms to help people with MS live healthy, productive lives.

MS Center supporters Jan Hammond  and Louise Richardson

Thanks to generous community support, the Rocky Mountain MS Center has created a world-leading model for treating patients and families living with MS.

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