RECAP: 2015 Ambassadors Ball

Washington, DC (September 10, 2015) – On September 8th, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s National Capital Chapter hosted the 37th annual Ambassadors Ball at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C.

The night opened with a welcome video by President Bill Clinton, and the well-attended evening welcomed newly-assigned Ambassadors and their spouses to the city and honored the Washington Diplomatic Corps for their support of charitable activities and humanitarian endeavors.

This year’s Ambassadors Ball contributed to the more than $20 million that the event has raised throughout its history. Funds raised will continue to move research forward to identify the cause of and cure for multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects 400,000 Americans and 2.5 million people worldwide.

Guests contributed to the cause by participating in a silent auction including opportunities to dine with Ambassadors at their embassies, exotic getaways, native food and wine, world-wide cultural experiences.

The 2015 co-chairs were Mrs. Erica Castro, spouse of HUD Secretary Julian Castro, Brian Rodgers, spouse of Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington and Honorary Chair, Former United States Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall.

The 2015 Vision Awards were presented to Secretary John Kerry, Senator John McCain of Arizona, as well as Representative Fred Upton of Michigan and Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado.

For more information on the Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Capital Chapter, visit

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