The 40th Annual Dinner of Champions, LA
Affair: The 40th Annual Dinner of Champions Honoring Shemar Moore

When: Thursday, August 27, 2015 @ 6:15PM

Hot Spot: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Deets: The 40th Annual Dinner of Champions is one of the most highly visible fundraising events in Los Angeles. Each year, the event honors a philanthropist who has made a significant contribution to the fight against multiple sclerosis, and is heavily supported by the entertainment, legal, financial and healthcare industries. This event has contributed nearly $50 million dollars toward global research initiatives to stop, restore and end MS, along with local programs and services in Southern California and Nevada for people with MS and their families.

The goal of the Dinner of Champions is to raise money to directly service for 120,000 touched by MS in the Southern California & Nevada chapter area; and for research into better treatments and a CURE!

Multiple sclerosis affects 2.3 million people worldwide. MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving. It is a chronic, often disabling disease that affects people in the prime of their lives, targeting almost twice as many women as men. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, established in 1946, supports more MS research, offers more services for people with MS, provides more professional education programs and furthers more MS advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. 

This year's dinner honors Shemar Moore. Best known for his role as "Special Agent Derek Morgan" on the hit CBS show,Criminal Minds, Shemar Moore, has been a major supporter and contributor to the National MS Society for ten years through the annual Bike MS: Coastal Challenge cycling event in honor of his mother, Marilyn Wilson Moore, who lives with MS. Marilyn will also be honored this year with the Dorothy Corwin "Spirit of Life" Award.

Who You May Spot: Shemar Moore

Entertainment is always donated and has been provided by many of the top names in the industry - Bob Hope, Andy Williams, Paul Anka, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, Wayne Newton, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Reiser, Rosie O'Donnell, Sinbad, Whitney Houston, Jon Bon Jovi, Mariah Carey, Heart, The Bangles, Reba McEntire, Charlotte Church, Mya, John Williams and his Orchestra, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Pointer Sisters, James Blunt, Donny Osmond and Michael Bolton. The guest list includes many of Los Angeles’ top corporate and entertainment industry names. 

Hint For The Average Socialite: This event is strictly invite only.

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