An Affair to Remember
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society hosted “A Vintage Affair for MS.”
Ellen and Cooper Manning
Photographed by Jeff Strout
November 15 witnessed more than 400 guests stepping out at “A Vintage Affair for MS” benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a dedicated foundation that raises money for research and potential cures for Multiple Sclerosis.
Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease that affects over 2 million people worldwide by interrupting the flow of information between the brain and the body, often resulting in blindness and paralysis.
Chaired by Mark Preston, Chad Graci, Ana Eller and Sara Lewis, the evening included food, drink, entertainment, artwork, auction packages and more, while educating attendees on the challenges that people with multiple sclerosis face every day.
Formerly known as the “Renaissance Party,” “A Vintage Affair for MS” featured food and drink from the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, entertainment by horn-powered funk-soul fusion group the Bucktown All-Stars, live and silent auctions, artwork and a wine pull.
The event raised more than $115,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, including the wine pull that sold 130 bottles in 45 minutes. Notable auction items included an Alex Beard limited edition giclée print, a New Orleans Pelicans Loge Box Package and an autographed Saints football signed by Steve Gleason.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
What: “A Vintage Affair for MS,” benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
When: November 15, 2013
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel