The mother-son duo of Sharon and Jack Osbourne will be this year’s honorees at the 20th annual Race to Erase MS event next month.
Charity founder and MS Survivor Nancy Davis made the announcement that the pair will receive the organization’s “Medal of Hope” award.
Jack, 27, will receive the honor because of his courage in announcing his diagnosis as well as acting as a role model to others who suffer from MS.
Sharon, 60, is also being feted for her ongoing and proactive effort in raising MS awareness while supporting her son.
In a statement, Davis said: “I can’t believe that it has already been 20 years since we started the Race to Erase MS. It’s amazing to think that what started out as an impossible dream has evolved to the reality of now having nine drugs on the market to help MS patient’s live independent and healthy lives. There is a real promise that a cure for this disease is now within our reach. I’m so incredibly grateful for everyone’s support and I honor our very rare and talented team of doctors for breaking the traditional barriers that exist in medical research by coming together to work as a team in finding a cure as soon as possible.”
The gala will take place on May 3 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. This year’s star-studded evening, entitled “Love to Erase MS,” will feature live musical performances and a live auction with celebrity auctioneers.