MOTIVATION | JORDAN COHEN

The Race to Erase MS holds a special place in my heart as it was founded almost 25 years ago by my aunt, Nancy Davis, after she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Frustrated at the time by the inability to find credible, consistent and valuable information, Nancy took it upon herself to establish the Center Without Walls so that MS researchers at the country’s leading institutions could exchange information and collaborate on finding a cure for this ugly disease.  The group has been working on groundbreaking research projects and as such, there have been many new and exciting treatments developed to combat MS. In March, the FDA approved the first-ever drug for the most aggressive form of the disease,(primary-progressive) signifying major advancement in therapeutic treatments.

The Race to Erase MS is primarily funded through a yearly black-tie gala event in Los Angeles every May,  which has featured amazing live performances from artists such as Elton John, Steven Tyler and Kiss. It’s an incredible evening that should not be missed!