Friday, November 11, 2016

Third Annual Harvest for a Cure Event Raises $350,000

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Gourmet Food and Wine Gala Hosted by the Georgia Chapter of the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society Benefits MS Research

ATLANTA (Nov. 11, 2016) – The third annual Harvest for a Cure took place Oct. 20 at Mason Fine Art and raised $350,000 to benefit the Georgia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, an organization that supports research to help treat and end MS globally. The evening was an extravaganza of gourmet food, vintage wines and a luxury raffle that raised much-needed funds for critical research initiatives.

“Harvest for a Cure is a one-of-a-kind evening because of the generous sponsors and volunteers that are involved,” says Roy A. Rangel, president of the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society. “We are also so fortunate to have chef chair Gerry Klaskala and the amazing group of chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers and mixologists who give their time to provide the delicious food and beverages. Our guests are still raving about the experience!” 

The evening featured 15 top Atlanta chefs and 15 sommeliers, pairing culinary creations with wines from the personal cellars of local wine collectors. This year’s event also included confections by three pastry chefs and libations by three mixologists. Mason Fine Art provided a setting of stunning contemporary art, and guests enjoyed enhancements to this year’s event, such as a high-end raffle and a new digital experience that included a MS Wine Event App and digital signage.

All funds raised during Harvest for a Cure 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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