On Friday, May 18, host, MS survivor and advocate Nancy Davis welcomed guests to the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the 19th Annual Race to Erase MS themed “Glam Rock to Erase MS.” The event raised $1.8 million to benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis and its Center Without Walls program which continues to raise funds in order to provide treatment and ultimately find a cure for MS. In addition to the $1.8 million raised this year, the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis has raised $23,519,888 in contributions since 1999, and has funded MS research grants and programs totaling $18,510,805.
Celebrity guests at this year’s event included host Nancy Davis, honorees Teri Garr and Deb & Bill MacMillan, presenters Marg Helgenberger, Cybill Shepherd, Khloe Kardashian-Odom and Lamar Odom, Shaun Robinson and Jason Kennedy, performers Stevie Wonder, Fitz and The Tantrums, David Cook and The Tenors, along with guests Taylor Armstrong, Spencer Boldman, Lacey Chabert, Taylor Dayne, Janice Dean, Diana DeGarmo, Zoey Deutch, Christine Devine, Francesca Eastwood, Carmen Electra, Shannon Elizabeth, Clementine Ford, Camille Grammer, Maddie Hasson, Taylor Hicks, LaToya Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Avan Jogia, Robert Knepper, Jon Lovitz, Camilla Luddington, Jacob Lusk, Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jack Osbourne, David Osmond, Kalia Prescott, Megyn Price, Shawn Pyfrom, Quddus, Kim Richards, Bobbie Riley, Deja Riley, Taja Riley, Evan Ross, Catt Sadler, Anjelica Salem, Cassie Scerbo, Charlie Sheen, Antonique Smith, Lea Thompson, Pia Toscano, Anna Trebunskaya, Mayra Veronica, Clay Walker, Ace Young, among others.
I spoke with American Idol Season 5 winner Taylor Hicks. Click on the link to the left to see what he had to say about Idol, music and more.
For more information on the Erase MS benefit: www.erasems.org
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