Portland, OR. The Exchange Ballroom was filled with more than 240 guests demonstrating a commitment to the local MS community. Supporters donated over $290,000 at the September 29th event as they enjoyed the company of friends, gourmet food, wine and powerful stories. The funds will help provide critical programs and services and accelerate MS research. Top Fundraisers Kevin Byrne and board member Brie Stoianoff along with board member Darren Glassman and emeritus board member, Dina enjoy the signature Blood Orange Martini at Gala MS 2016.

Guests enjoyed a fabulous fall evening on the Cascade Patio at the Exchange Ballroom.

Guests enjoyed a fall evening on the Cascade Patio at the Exchange Ballroom.

Auctioneer Kelly Russell encourages the crowd, as guests raise their paddle to# endMSforever.

Auctioneer Kelly Russell encourages the crowd, as guests raise their paddle to #endMSforever.

The National MS Society recognized brother and sister team, Chris Crawford and Bonnie Iglesias who collectively have raised over $500,000 for the National MS Society through Bike MS.

The National MS Society recognized brother and sister team, Chris Crawford and Bonnie Iglesias who collectively have raised over $500,000 for the National MS Society through Bike MS.

From The National MS Society:

The Oregon Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Oregon and Southwestern Washington and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

The National MS Society helps each person affected by MS in our area address the challenges of living with MS. We help by raising funds for cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education and providing programs and services that empower people with MS and their families to move their lives forward.

Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to achieving a world free of MS. Through our chapter’s support services and educational programs for people living with MS and their families and friends, we help connect people in our local communities who want to do something about MS now.

  • We offer many programs — including professional counseling and peer facilitated support groups, educational programs and seminars, referrals to neurologists and healthcare professionals, national teleconferences and internet programs, services for the homebound, and social and recreational programs to assist people with MS and their families in leading productive and fulfilling lives.
  • Our community support helps to fund our local programs and accelerate worldwide research projects to ensure no opportunity is wasted. Generosity can come from anywhere. We are thankful to our members and their friends, corporate partners and the general public who help us raise the money to move us closer to a world free of MS.
The Oregon Chapter serves more than 8,000 individuals with MS and their families in Oregon and SW Washington. We help 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. The Oregon Chapter was established in 1963.

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