Tee up with Johns Hopkins, MS4MS to raise funds toward MS fight

Event will support Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center

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A day of golfing is in store for those who want to support Johns Hopkins Hospital’s efforts on behalf of research for multiple sclerosis (MS) and to raise awareness about the progressive neurodegenerative disorder.

The #spreadingORANGE event will aid the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center along with MS patients and their families and caregivers. It will take place Sept. 9 at Compass Pointe Golf Course, Pasadena, Maryland and will be hosted by Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis (MS4MS). Tickets are $175 for a single golfer, $350 for two, $525 for three, and $700 for four. Registration is required.

The daylong event begins with registration, breakfast, and practice on the driving range, followed by a “shotgun” golfing start and “scramble” format. Lunch will follow along with an update on the latest multiple sclerosis research by Ellen Mowry, MD, professor of neurology and epidemiology at Johns Hopkins, and co-director of Multiple Sclerosis Precision Medicine. A raffle and fundraiser awards will also be featured.

“Our mission is to bring more of a focus to this important cause,” Sam Greenberg, MS4MS founder, said in a press release. “MS4MS is designed to raise awareness, support, hope, and action, and we focus on all [four] of those pillars to improve the lives of those suffering from multiple sclerosis.”

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Supporting Project RESTORE

The event will support Johns Hopkins’ Project RESTORE, which was established in 2004 as a multidisciplinary effort to advance understanding of and develop new treatments for neuroimmunologic conditions with a focus on multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder.

Sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb, the event will feature Baltimore, Maryland-area MS “warrior” Kristen Pagent, who will sing the national anthem. Pagent is also a former Navy choir member.

More information about the event is available by contacting Greenberg at (203) 927-6830 or [email protected].

The nonprofit MS4MS uses sports and entertainment across the U.S. to raise MS awareness and generate funds to battle the disorder that’s estimated to affect more than 2.5 million people globally. The organization hosts virtual, community, school events, and more. An events page is available online.