MSAA's 50th Anniversary Virtual Night at the Barnes Foundation

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Barnes Foundation

Barnes Foundation Collection

MSAA's 50th Anniversary Virtual Night at the Barnes Foundation

The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) was founded in the Philadelphia area 50 years ago. Since our inception, our organization has been the leading resource for the entire MS community by improving lives through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services to individuals with multiple sclerosis and their families. Programs include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA's magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; MRI funding; and Lending Library among other services.

We will be hosting a Virtual Night at the Barnes Foundation in recognition of our 50 years of serving the MS community. The Barnes Foundation, located in Philadelphia, PA and founded by Dr. Albert C. Barnes, is an art collection and educational institution promoting the appreciation of art of horticulture. We will be hosting a livestream program that will include a private, docent-led tour of the Barnes Foundation collection. 

Our 2020 Mission Honoree, Maria Sammartino is a gifted South Jersey artist who has participated in MSAA’s Art Showcase for many years. Her inspirational, abstract artistic style has been featured in a variety of juried shows, exhibitions, and the International Journal of MS Care, as well as at many libraries, medical facilities, and more. Maria was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, and found herself immersed in painting on a daily basis as an outlet while coping with the condition. Learn more about Maria by clicking here

2020 Mission Honoree 

Maria Sammartino 


All ticket purchases include a virtual, private docent-led tour of the Barnes Foundation collection. Premium tickets include a pre-send swag box*. *After 10/16/2020 your pre-send swag box will arrive after the event.

4:30pm BLANK VIP Networking - Sponsors Only

  Opening remarks from MSAA's CEO & President Gina Murdoch, Board member and Event Presenter, Alex von Plato of Publicis Health, and Mission Honoree, Maria Sammartino

  Virtual docent-led tour of the Barnes Foundation collection, with brief history of Mr. Albert C. Barnes
5:50pm   Q&A from audience with the docent 

Premium Ticket $150
General Ticket $50


Sponsorships available! Click here for full details about our sponsorship opportunities.

Can't make it to the virtual event, but still want to support MSAA? You can donate here to support the MS community! 

Questions? Please contact Jen Gaynor, Manager of Special Events at (800) 532-7667 extension 161 or email 


 Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting MSAA and the MS community.

 Presenting Sponsor

Publicis Health

Diamond Sponsor


Gold Sponsor

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David & Datra Herzog 

Silver Sponsor

Medscape Logo

Barry Singer, MD, Director, The MS Center for Innovations in Care,
Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis 

Bronze Sponsor  

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Fiduciary Trust     PSEG        RKD Logo

Marshall & Jennifer Schwartz

Kelly A. Waters. Esq.

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