More MS news articles for March 2000

Bush, 98 Degrees & Wyclef Jean to Perform at the Seventh Annual RACE to Erase MS on Friday, April 28 in Century City

Thursday March 16, 5:21 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
SOURCE: The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis

LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bush, 98 Degrees and Wyclef Jean are confirmed to perform at the Seventh Annual RACE To Erase MS benefiting the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis on Friday, April 28 in Century City.

The award-winning trio of acts will round out an exciting evening with a mix of musical genres-hard rocking Bush, pop wonderboys 98 Degrees and Fugees-driven Wyclef Jean. The evening will also feature luxury music-related auction items including a recording session with Coolio, an Mick Jagger-autographed Andy Warhol lithograph, private performances by Natalie Cole and Lisa Loeb, autographed song book from Tori Amos, tickets to the Academy of Country Music Awards and the 2001 Grammy Awards and autographed guitars from Santana, Counting Crows, Bush, Hootie & The Blowfish, Don Henley and more.

The evening will be televised on VH-1 as a one-hour special in July and also features a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show with the world's top models and special celebrity guests.

Montel Williams will receive the first-ever "Man of Courage'' award at the event for his effort to bring MS to the forefront of American minds and his candid approach to his own struggle with the insidious disease. He was diagnosed with the disease in 1999 and has since become a role model for those afflicted with MS.

The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis will host the Seventh Annual RACE to Erase MS on Friday, April 28, 2000 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City. The evening is sponsored by Tommy Hilfiger, U.S.A. Inc, VH-1 and American Airlines. Cocktails and Martinis will be provided by Tanqueray London.

Proceeds from the event will go directly to the Foundation's Center Without Walls, a collaboration of physicians, scientists and clinicians nationwide developing research programs and therapeutic approaches to eradicate MS.

The RACE to Erase MS was created by Nancy Davis in 1993 and has since become one of the largest and most successful annual events funding research for multiple sclerosis. This year's RACE hopes to raise $3 million.

Individual tickets for the Seventh Annual RACE To Erase MS are $1,000-$5,000. For ticket information, contact Levy, Pazanti & Associates at 310/201-5033.

For press credentials, contact Brooke Primero, Bragman Nyman Cafarelli, 310/274-7800.

SOURCE: The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis