6PM • 123 NE 3rd Ave. Portland, OR 97232
About Gala MS
JOIN US at the gorgeous Exchange Ballroom for a night of cocktails, music and to see the power of your connections to crush MS.
Your participation in Gala MS — from sponsoring to making a gracious donation — fuels groundbreaking research and game-changing opportunities for those living with MS in our community.
Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.
Unable to attend? Make a gift to #endMSforever
About the National MS Society
The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now—to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis. MS stops people from moving. We exist to make sure it doesn't.
We help each person address the challenges of living with MS through our 50-state network of chapters. The Society helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.
Last year, the Society invested $54 million to advance more than 380 research projects around the world. Through its comprehensive nation-wide network of services, the Society also invested $122.2 million to help more than one million individuals affected by MS connect to the people, information and resources needed to live their best lives.
The Society depends on support from members, friends, corporate partners and the public at large. Nationwide income last year was $232.7 million, the majority of which came from private contributions, 63 percent of which is generated through special events.
Learn more about the Society.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts 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 leading to better understanding and 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 worldwide.
Lisa Roth, President
NMSS Oregon & SW Washington