Natalie Johnson, Steve Hickox, Arlene Mohler Johnson, Annie Mohler and her brother-in-law Stan Mohler. Photos by Scottie Taylor Iverson
Scottie Iverson, The Villager’s fashion and lifestyle editor
Now on the verge of its 40th anniversary, the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center was founded in 1978 as one of the country’s first comprehensive facilities dedicated to the treatment and study of MS.
Its mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals and their families living with MS and related neurological diseases through care, support, education and research.
In 2008, the center was established through a collaborative partnership with the University of Colorado Foundation and the University of Colorado Hospital.
Gala Chair Pam Sletten and 2018 Chair Suzanne Hickox surround Auction Chair Sandee Walling.
Board Chair Del Arnold emphasized that 100 percent of funds raised go directly to the programs that serve patients and families throughout and beyond the Rocky Mountain region. Under the center’s auspices are direct care, support programs, patient and community education, and cutting-edge research.
MS is a disease with many symptoms that are invisible—things like fatigue, vision problems, vertigo and pain that is not always obvious to family, friends and loved ones. A powerful video to boost awareness gave a deeper look into some of the changes created by the brain in those suffering from MS.
Works by artist Sarah Richter were exhibited. Her “Sensory Paradox” installation was featured last year at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
In addition to Board Chair Del Arnold, officers include Michael Persichette, David Geonetta, Kimberly Eilber and Louise Richardson. Ex-officio members are CEO Gina Berg and Medical Director Timothy Vollmer, M.D.
Co-Director of RMMSC Dr. John Carboy and Rocky Mountain MS Board of Directors Chair Del Arnold
Roger Armstrong, Pat Robinson, Wayne Connell and LaFawn Biddle
Representing University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Carrie Radant Flynn, Karen Aarestad, Leah Montera and her husband Kellen
Rocky Mountain MS Center CEO Gina Berg displays her one-day-old engagement ring with fiancé Michael Hinsrud.
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