5th Annual Rock Against MS 2017, Richard Pryor to be Awarded the Platinum People Award12:37 AM
God gave me this MS shit to save my life – Richard Pryor
“With this being a pivotal year for the foundation, we wanted to take this year’s show to the next level,” Nancy B. Sayle, Founder of the Rock Against MS Foundation, 501(c)3, said. “This theatre, which was built by Charlie Chaplin in 1931, is gorgeous and we are excited to call it our new home.”
“Richard’s genius wasn’t just making people laugh, he used his comedy as a way to communicate the truth,” Pryor’s wife Jennifer Lee Pryor said. “More than anyone, Richard could appreciate RAMS’ mission to not remain silent. RAMS uses every means possible to enlighten, inform and educate the public about MS. Telling the truth is their genius too.”
This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding to help and assist those living with MS.
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.
For more information go to facebook.com/rockagainstMSfoundation or rockagainstms.org, richardpryor.com,