On Tuesday nigh I went to the MS MileStones Gala at the Boston Sheraton Hotel. My cousin, Katelyn, who is running the Boston Marathon for the MS team got the invite and took me! I didn't find out until Monday so it was a little crazy since "I had nothing to wear" but all worked out well. I love a fun night out (but really can't stay out late and drink like I use to - boy was I exhausted the next day)!
The Limited - Katelyn the night before and me the day of! I love my dress and had to have it when I saw it online. It is such a fun party dress and I hope to get a few more wears out of it this spring/summer. The best part is that even though it is brand new at the store it was on sale and so was the shrug - I got both for $90 bucks which is such a great deal! I already had jewelry hat matched the dress perfectly so I was excited about that too.
David Osmond, who has MS, and was the guest speaker/performer for the night. He was very nice and outgoing! He even told me "great dress." So I guess all my frantic running around an hour before the gala was worth it! Haha!
Anthony Everett kicked off the evening. For those of you who don't know Anthony is a Boston celebrity and hosts a show called Chronicle. His mother had MS and has since died. He is very committed and actively involved with the Greater New England Chapter of the MS Society. I've seen him for the last 3 years at the Boston MS Walk but had never met him until this event. He was really nice and seemed down to earth.
Milestones gala 2011: Raising awareness of MS: MyFoxBOSTON.com
Here is an interview David did the morning of the event. He says some of the same things in this interview that he said to us so this will give you an idea of what he talked about. The one thing he said in this interview that I found interesting was that he is not on any medical treatment for his MS - not the route I choose to take but I guess it is working for him.
Bernie and Phyl, also Boston "celebrities" were at the gala. Phyl has MS and was an award recipient last year.
The event was a lot of fun and I'm glad I could go. It was nice to see another side of things (meaning the high rollers side) since I'm usually at events that are all "regular" people. At the end of the event the emcee asked for donations starting with $2500 down to $100 in a live auction style. I think they raised $20,000 in less than 5 minutes - just amazing! Oh and by the way I find live auctions very stressful! They had 3 items them auctioned off and it was so fast and crazy!!
I have a couple more MS related events to attend in the next several days. On Saturday night I will go with Katelyn to a spaghetti dinner for all the MS Team who is running the marathon. She is allowed to bring family so I'm her date! Looking forward to it. Still so inspired by Katelyn and the other runners. Then on Monday I will be out of Comm Ave to watch Katelyn (and like a million) other people run! Can't wait!! Look for blog updated about both.