EVENT RECAP | 4TH NMO AWARENESS GALA

On March 23, 2019, The Sumaira Foundation for NMO hosted its 4th annual NMO Awareness Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston

Thank you to our 250 guests & the entire community who transformed our magic enchanted forest into a reality, making this our biggest and most successful gala yet!

We raised almost $60,000.00 that we plan to give back to the community by way of TSF’s SPARK Grants and Joannie’s Unicorn Grant

ANNOUNCING JOANNIE’S UNICORN GRANT

This year’s Gala was the perfect moment to share the launch of Joannie’s Unicorn Grant! Our newest TSF grant was created to fund pediatric NMO research in honor of Joannie Rios, a 6 year-old from Rochester, NY who lost her battle to NMO this past February.

Learn about Joannie’s Unicorn Grant here.

CORPORATE SPONSORS

MEET OUR HOST COMMITTEE

Michelle Otey, Gaetano Morello, Jessica Rosenberg

RAFFLE & AUCTION DONORS

Boston Laser | Mercedes-Benz of Boston | New England Patriots | Mandarin Oriental, Boston | SoulCycle | Barre Groove | EverybodyFights | Warby Parker | Puma Eastern Standard | Center Aisle Tickets | Abeo Med Spa | TOM FORD | Phytodess Art of Shaving | Beauty Counter | Tea Forte | Joel Benjamin Photography | Digital Drew SEM | Beaucage Salon & Spa | Serafina | Pillo Health | Estee Lauder

SPECIAL THANKS TO

DESSERT | Karen Main at Ooh Mow Mow Sweet Treats

ENTERTAINMENT | Vibrant Productions

EVENT MANAGERS | Philip Alvy and Caroline Claxton

PHOTOGRAPHY (click to view image galleries) | Osakpolo Igiede and UFR Photography

SET DESIGN | Sabrina Ahmed, Kadeema RentalsJNG Event Consulting

VENUE | Tim Curry at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

VIDEOGRAPHY | Evan Bellibeau

VOLUNTEERS | Nick Courtois, Katrina Gaddis, Kara Brown, Natalie Erichson, Lisbon Wu, and Alexis Mills

MERCEDES-BENZ OF BOSTON

5th NMO Awareness Gala

Mark your calendars for our 5th Annual NMO Awareness Gala on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Mandarin Oriental, Boston

If you’d like to be involved in or attend our future events, please email events@sumairafoundation.org