MS Dinner of Champions


February 27, 2000|By Sloane Brown

Money, lots of it, was good reason to celebrate at the MS Dinner of Champions. The 13th annual gala at Martin's West pulled in the most money ever -- $400,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maryland Chapter. The event also featured the presentation of the MS Million Dollar Tiffany Crystal Award to a surprised John Paterakis for raising more than $1.5 million over the years for MS. As he accepted the prize, the H&S Bakery president got another unexpected honor -- a standing ovation.

Among the 910 guests applauding: Kent Humphries and Rick Rodgers, event chairs; JR Paterakis, honorary chair; John Ryder, MS Society, Maryland Chapter, board chair; Ed Duggan, Chris Getty and Margo Zink, board members; Rick Smith, MS Society, Maryland Chapter, president; Bob Lawless, CEO of McCormick & Co.; state Sen. Thomas Bromwell, MS Society Man of the Year; Dr. Ken Johnson, neurology chair at University of Maryland Medicine; Donna Wilson Johnson, vice president for Injured Workers Insurance Fund; Jim Cullen, president and CEO of St. Joseph Medical Center; Steven Barnes, director of security for Metro Food Markets; John Repetti, general manager of A&P Super Fresh; Laura Faibish, in-house counsel for Marriott International; Larry LaMotte, vice president for Trigen Energy; and Tony Harris, news anchor for WB 54 and Fox 45 TV.

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