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5th Annual NMO Awareness Gala

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements


The theme for Gala 2020 is “old Hollywood” in celebration of the premiere of our 5-year impact video!

We’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $100,000 to fund innovative, groundbreaking NMO research through TSF’s SPARK & Unicorn Grants.


Lauren Michaels & Gaetano Morello


Zachary Cohen | Sara Marsh | William Natoli | Michelle Otey | Jessica Rosenberg | James Stone


We’re proud to extend invitations to all NMO / MOG patients at no cost. Let us know

Reduced admission available for medical / nursing students, residents, and research / clinical fellows. Drop us a line

Can’t attend but still want to support our cause?

*ticket purchases & donations are tax deductible*


TSF Ambassadors launched in 2019 as an initiative for passionate individuals eager to illuminate the darkness of neuromyelitis optica / MOG on behalf of TSF.

Each of our 12 ambassadors represent the Foundation’s brand, helping to lead the TSF mission and movement in their local communities.

They are an integral part of our success and we hope you’ll help us ensure their presence at Gala 2020 so they can see their impact in person!

For more information, visit


Learn how your organization can give back today.

We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization; all ticket purchases/donations are tax deductible + help fund our mission to create a thriving

community of support for NMO patients, their caregivers, and all those impacted by this rare disease. Specifically your contributions will help us

fund our flagship Voices of NMO initiative, TSF SPARK Grants &  Joannie’s Unicorn Grant and meaningful programming that illuminates the darkness of NMO!

For more information, visit


Oprah’s Favorite Pretzels

Eastern Standard Provisions

Organic Cotton Candy

Le Petit Pouf

Award-winning entertainment

Vibrant Productions


Our friends at Mandarin Oriental (617.535.8880) and Lenox Hotel (617.536.5300) are offering discounted rates for a limited amount of guests

attending the 5th Annual NMO Awareness Gala. To reserve rooms at the special rates, reach out directly to the hotels no later than Feb 22, 2020

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