Race to Erase MS, their medical breakthroughs, the upcoming 25th anniversary, and founder Nancy Davis
Nancy Davis, Founder of Race To Erase MS an organization whose primary focus is to raise funds for the most cutting-edge, aggressive and promising research in an effort to find a cure for MS (Multiple Sclerosis) joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Nancy Davis discuss the following:
Why did you originally create the organization?
Tell us about Race To Erase MS. What is it exactly and what is the goal of the organization?
Tell us about the Center without Walls. Why is it such an instrumental part of what Race has been able to accomplish?
Tell us about the new drug Ocrevus that has come on the market and been FDA approved, that has changed the way many people now are diagnosed as a result.
Is it true that MS mainly affects women over men?
Tell us about the upcoming 25th anniversary, and the annual gala in Los Angeles.
How can people get involved in the foundation, the gala, and support the cause?
Nancy Davis, one of five children, was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. In 1987 she moved to California and now resides in Los Angeles with her husband and five children. Nancy is an active individual with an incredible zest for life. She skis, plays tennis, has a black belt in karate, exercises, and travels – living her life to the fullest. She is an extremely dedicated philanthropist, jewelry and now clothing designer and author. Most importantly, she is a full-time mother who is devoted to her five children. Nancy was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 33 in 1991. After being told by her doctors that she would be “lucky” to operate a remote control on her TV, she realized she was too young and too busy to let the disease stop her life in its tracks. She was determined to devote her time, relationships and resources to finding a cure. Nancy’s hope, courage and strength continue to inspire her to maintain a vibrant quality of life despite this chronic disease, but most of all, she remains positive, continues to live her life to the fullest, and is tireless in her efforts to finding the cure for MS.
In 1993 she founded Race to Erase MS – an organization whose primary focus is to raise funds for the most cutting-edge, aggressive and promising research in an effort to find a cure for MS.
Overview of the gala:
Our legendary Race to Erase MS event is a spectacular evening filled with a fabulous cocktail reception, our renowned live and silent auction and an electrifying star-studded concert. With your generosity and support, our Live and Silent Auction has raised an average of $800,000 dollars each year which funds vital MS research.
All proceeds go directly to our Center Without Walls program, a unique collaboration of the world’s leading MS research scientists representing Cedars-Sinai, UCSF, Harvard, Yale, Oregon Health Science University, Johns Hopkins and USC. The combined efforts and collaboration of these doctors have fostered cutting edge research discoveries, bringing renewed hope and inspiration to all those afflicted with this debilitating disease.