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The 42nd Annual Ambassadors Ball

September 30, 2020 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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MS won't stop because of Covid-19, and neither will we.

The National MS Society stands to lose $60 million in vital funding due to the COVID-19 crisis. That means services for people with MS are at stake. MS research is at stake. And vital advocacy is at stake.

No act of generosity is too small to make a difference!


Ryan and Heather Zimmerman, ziMS Foundation
with the Champion Award

Honorary Co-Chairs:
Ambassador of the European Union
Stavros Lambrinidis and Mrs. Phoebe Kapouano
Mrs. Ann Romney
Mrs. Katherine Wilkens Van Hollen


Register now and come back at 7pm EDT on September 30 to join us for the special live-streamed program!



Host: Dave Johnson, WTOP Senior Sports Director and Voice of the NBA's Washington Wizards

With wit, wisdom and mostly caffeine Dave Johnson is one Washington D.C.'s most versatile broadcasters. Johnson is the Senior Sports Director at WTOP, the voice of the NBA's Washington Wizards, handles the television for Major League Soccer's D.C. United, and a sports anchor on NBC 4. In October of 2019 Johnson was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and is determined to do all he can to #BeatMS a disease his mother Mary Lue courageously battled.

About the Ambassadors Ball

The annual National MS Society Ambassadors Ball, a premiere event in the Washington, D.C. fall social season for the past 41 years, has raised more than $21 million to support the National MS Society. The 42nd Ambassadors Ball welcomes Congressional Members, Ambassadors, business and philanthropic leaders and their spouses to honor the Diplomatic Corps for their charitable activities and humanitarian endeavors. 


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Our vision is a world free of MS. Everything we do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. 

 Thank you to our 2020 Executive Committee

Cristina Antelo, Ferox Strategies
Grant Barbosa, Emergent BioSolutions
Amber Smith-Burton, BurtonHoekstra
Chris Davis, Cigna
Antonia Gore
Loren Hoekstra, BurtonHoekstra
Judy Mulcahy, Alliance for Automotive Innovation
Frank Ragone, Cintas
Victor Shiblie, The Washington Diplomat
Katelyn Williams, Edison Electric Institute






2020 Confirmed Ambassador Attendance as of 9/25/2020




Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities available include recognition benefits such as ads in the e-program sent out to all registered attendees, commercial played during the broadcast, invitations to VIP networking calls and in-person events (once it is safe to gather), inclusion in email blasts, and more. Sponsorships are customizable- contact Amanda Snellings at to learn more.


Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors! 







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National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Washington DC
Questions? Contact Amanda (Herman) Snellings

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