Thursday, October 29, 2015

Harvest for a Cure Event Raises $325,000 and Hope for a World Free of Multiple Sclerosis

(photo by Ben Rose Photography)

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Gourmet Food, Wine and Art Gala on Oct. 22
Benefited the Georgia Chapter of National Multiple Sclerosis Society

ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2015) – On Oct. 22, the second annual Harvest for a Cure event was held at the Westside Cultural Arts Center to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, an organization that supports research to help treat and end MS globally. It was an extravaganza of gourmet food, vintage wines and acclaimed art that raised $325,000.

Many of Atlanta’s most talented chefs and sommeliers —including Gerry Klaskala and Andres Loaiza from Aria—worked together to pair culinary creations with wines from the personal cellars of top local wine collectors.  Guests sampled delicious food and drinks while surrounded by stunning art, including works from renowned local artist Ross Rossin, whose large scale, oil-on-canvas painting of Audrey Hepburn raised $10,000 in the silent auction.

Photos of Klaskala and Rossin, as well as Roy A. Rangel, president of the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and Denise Dauphin, event chair, can be found here.

All funds raised during Harvest for a Cure will help improve the lives of people living with MS by sponsoring local programs and services and accelerating worldwide research projects to help put an end to the debilitating disease.

About Multiple Sclerosis:
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and the body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving closer to a world free of MS. Learn more at

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Georgia Chapter:
The National MS Society helps people affected by MS through a 50-state network of chapters. The Society funds cutting-edge research, drives change through advocacy, facilitates professional education, and provides programs and services that address challenges of individuals and families living with MS, helping them move forward in their lives. The Georgia Chapter helps improve the lives of people living with MS by raising millions of dollars annually through annual fundraising events including Bike MS, Walk MS and The Harvest for the Cure event. For more information or to learn how to help end the disabling disease of MS, please visit


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