The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Dinner of Champions



   WHAT:         The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will honor Miramax
                 Films co-chairmen Bob and Harvey Weinstein at the 29th
                 Annual Dinner of Champions.  The award will be presented by
                 Quentin Tarantino.  A special award will be presented to
                 Grammy® Award winner and Oscar® nominated composer
                 Michael Kamen by his friend and colleague Richard Donner.

                 Expected Guests: Annette Bening, Warren Beatty, Cuba
                 Gooding Jr., Brittany Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Shaquille
                 O'Neal, Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David Lander,
                 Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole, Bill Pullman, Henry
                 Winkler, David Hasselhoff, D.B. Sweeney, Daryl Hannah, Joe
                 Roth, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Kevin Smith and many more
                 to come.

                 Performing at the Dinner will be R&B Grammy-winning
                 sensation Mya.

   Background:   The Dinner of Champions is one of the most highly visible
                 and anticipated fund raising events in Los Angeles, one
                 that has been overwhelmingly embraced by the entertainment
                 industry.  Each year, the dinner honors a philanthropist
                 who has made a significant contribution to the fight
                 against multiple sclerosis.  Last year's event raised $2.8
                 million to fund local and national programs and services.
                 Because of fund raising events such as the Dinner of
                 Champions, the National MS Society is able to spend more
                 money on MS research than any other voluntary health
                 organization in the world.  This year the Society will
                 invest over $30 million to support MS research, and more
                 than $5 million is currently in place locally at UCLA, USC
                 and the VA Medical Center.  Proceeds from the Dinner also
                 support vital programs for people who have MS and
                 their families.

   WHEN:         Thursday, September 25th       WHERE:  Century Plaza Hotel
                 5:00 pm Arrivals               2025 Avenue of the Stars
                                                Los Angeles Ballroom

                 For further information, please contact:
 Michelle Rasic, Columbia Pictures @ 310-244-8308 (for press credentials)
Estrella Howell, Columbia Pictures @ 310-244-5083 (for photo credentials)
             Suzanne Fritz, Revolution Studios @ 310-255-7254
            Stuart Herriott, Revolution Studios @ 310-255-7269
                Josh Sabarra, Miramax Films @ 323-822-4354
                 Marni Deckter, The National MS Society,
                Southern California Chapter @ 310-479-4456

                 - Your coverage of arrivals is invited -
             **Press and Photo Credentials will be required**

                              SEPTEMBER 25th

PRNewswire -- Sept. 18

SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society