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$500,000 raised for Kiss Goodbye to MS

Are you sitting down? Because this news story is a biggie! These two incredible women recently organised the Kiss Goodbye to MS Charity Ball in Melbourne and raised $500,000 for Kiss Goodbye To MS! Yes you did read that correctly. HALF A MILLION DOLLARS.

Over 12 months it was our absolute pleasure to work with these incredible women. Sarah and Millie Horton are twin sisters on a mission. Their mum was diagnosed with MS before they were born and as the girls grew up they watched her symptoms get progressively worse. Millie and Sarah’s passion and determination is infectious, and on April 1, 2017 all of their efforts accumulated into one huge result… $500,000 (net) for research into MS.

Growing up Millie and Sarah found it hard to understand exactly what MS is, all they knew was that this disease was causing gradual reductions in their mum’s health. While growing up watching their mum battle with MS was difficult, it is her strength and courage that has given these incredible sisters the motivation to achieve so much in their lives, and make such a significant impact towards research into MS.

The Kiss Goodbye to MS Charity Ball was held at the Plaza Ballroom in Melbourne with 550 guests in attendance. We aren’t being biased when we say this was the event of the year. The ball was stunning, with endless auction items, incredible prizes, and guests dressed up to the nines. By the end of the night the dance floor was in full swing and the champagne bar had sold out!

We are overwhelmed by the commitment of Millie and Sarah and the generosity of the guests in attendance. This is the single most successful fundraising event in MS Research Australia’s history!

For Millie and Sarah, this event was about hope for their mum and hope for every single person living with MS. The $500,000 they raised on the night will be allocated to progressive research into finding a cure for all types of MS.

Millie and Sarah are a force to be reckoned with and are two women who, with their determination, will change the future of MS research. It was our absolute pleasure to get to know these sisters and we are so proud to now call them great friends. These sisters are unstoppable… and we have a feeling this won’t be the last time we are writing about them. Stay tuned for an update on where these funds have been allocated in 2018 and an update on the research progress.

And to you, Millie and Sarah, from our whole team, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you. For everything. Xx The Kiss Goodbye to MS team