HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 21, 2018) – Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Rock Against MS Benefit Concert & Awards 2018 – Held at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, Saturday, March 31st. Hosted by “standup, impressionist, actor, and renaissance freak” Craig Gass (Sex in the City/Howard Stern Show) as he unfolds an evening of comedy, music, and art in benefit of the Rock Against MS Foundation - Helping People NOW!
Celebrities’ sweep the orange carpet raising awareness and funding to help people suffering from multiple sclerosis. Additionally, the RAMS Foundation will present nine (9) amazing individuals the Pryor’s Platinum People Award – Named after the Late, Great Richard Pryor – With this award, we honor the humanitarian spirit of extraordinary individuals who have shown courage, compassion, and unselfish character in support of MS.
Performances, this evening, are in tribute to celebrate and honor the lives of those “Spirited Souls” that passed in 2017 - Tom Petty, Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, J. Geils, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, David Cassidy, Gregg Allman, and Malcolm Young. These artists have passionately given so much to the world with their extraordinary powerful music and will forever be in our hearts.
This year’s event marks the beginning of the funding the very first Rock House - A brick and mortar facility offering free support groups, integrative therapies, creative and educational workshops to all those whose lives have been affected by MS. This MS resource center is designed to heal the mind, body, and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.
TICKETS, ARTIST LINE-UP AND MORE INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED IN THE COMING WEEKS!
About Multiple Sclerosis
- Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with MS, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system.
- MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and stops people from moving.
- Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The advancement, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
- Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with more than twice as many women as men being diagnosed with the disease.
- MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and 2.1 million worldwide.