Chicago-based contractor Western Utility is proud to announce that the Dinner of Champions, the annual major fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, was a huge success! More than $1,250,000 was raised at the event, held this Fall at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium, which was the perfect setting for the momentous occasion.
Bill Sanchez, Business Development Director at Western Utility, who is also an elected member of the Board of Trustees for the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, was among the VIPs who attended the event. The honorary chair and presenting sponsor was Dennis Muilenburg, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Boeing. The program was emceed by ABC 7’s Kathy Brock. Special thanks to auctioneer Greg “G-man” Dellinger, was on fire motivating guests to give generously.
“You are all making a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by MS,” said Lisa Hinton, vice president of development for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, to the evening’s guests. “Because of you, a world free of MS is closer than ever before,” she added.
“I was honored to be part of the evening,” Sanchez stated. “I have seen the devastating effects of this disease and am honored to continue the fight.” Thank you and congratulations to all for helping eradicate MS forever!
About the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Society mobilizes people and resources so that everyone affected by multiple sclerosis can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever. Last year alone, through our comprehensive nationwide network of services, the Society devoted $122.2 million to connect more than one million individuals to the people, information and resources they need. To move closer to a world free of MS, the Society also invested $54 million to support more than 380 new and ongoing research projects around the world. We are united in our collective power to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. Learn more at www.nationalMSsociety.org.