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Montel Williams to Host MS Charity Poker Tourney

The Pro-Celebrity Poker Challenge Benefitting Multiple Sclerosis Research is Scheduled for March 13 in New York City


Montel WilliamsAvid poker player Montel Williams will take a break from his daytime talk show hosting duties to host the Montel Williams MS Foundation Gala and Pro-Celebrity Poker Challenge on Thursday, March 13 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City at 6 p.m. Eastern time.

The inaugural event will begin with a cocktail reception and dinner. Following an awards presentation, there will be a party featuring celebrity poker and entertainment. To attend the event, tickets start at $1,000. To purchase tickets, call (212) 843-1745.

Since being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, the Emmy Award winner has been passionately committed to raising money and awareness for the disease. The benefiting foundation of the event is the Montel Williams MS Foundation, which has raised more than $1 million for research since its inception in 2000.

Known as a “disease of many scars,” multiple sclerosis is a chronic degenerative disorder that affects the nervous system. Symptoms of the disease are often very debilitating, and there is currently no cure. Finding one is the ultimate goal of the organization. Currently 100 percent of the public’s donations go directly to funding research.

To donate to the foundation, please make checks payable to The Montel Williams MS Foundation, and send it to the following address:

331 West 57 Street, PMB #420
New York, NY 10019

Call (212) 830-0348 to make credit-card donations, or, to make your donation online, click here.

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