Cleveland, OH —The National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 18th Annual Cleveland Dinner of Champions will be Nov. 13 at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland. During the event, Paul Clark, Regional President, PNC Bank, Cleveland, will receive the Norman Cohn Hope Award. This prestigious award will be presented to Clark for his commitment to leadership, philanthropy and community service.
 
Clark is active in a number of civic and business organizations, serving on the Board of Directors for Baldwin Wallace University, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Cleveland Rock and Roll, Inc., Cuyahoga County Invest in Children, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Musical Arts Association (Cleveland Orchestra), Playhouse Square Foundation, Team NEO, The United Way of Greater Cleveland, University Circle, Inc. and University Hospitals Health Systems, Inc.
 
“We are pleased to honor Paul Clark for his philanthropic efforts,” said Janet Kramer, president of the Ohio Buckeye Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. “We are grateful for the leadership he has shown through his support of so many charitable organizations in the community.”
 
Proceeds from Dinner of Champions have totaled more than $6 million and are used to provide programs and services to more than 14,000 people living with multiple sclerosis and their families within the Ohio Buckeye Chapter. Proceeds also help to fund MS-related research to help find the cause and the cure for multiple sclerosis, a chronic and unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
 
The 18th Annual Cleveland Dinner of Champions will be held November 13 at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland located at 9801 Carnegie Ave. in Cleveland.  The evening begins with a silent auction and cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner and program at 7:30 p.m.
 
Reservations start at $150 per person and tables start at $2,500. For more information about the event, please visit www.MSohiobuckeye.org or contact Michelle Wohlfeiler at 216-503-4184 or michelle.wohlfeiler@nmss.org.