Alisa Brake – Employee Benefits Consultant of The Partners Group, earned a wellness point for co-chairing the 2015 Gala for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Oregon, Inc. (MSSP)

Alisa has been involved in MSSP as a board member for 2.5 years, supporting her daughter-in-law that has MS and her granddaughter Jessie, who is at a higher risk for developing MS due to her mother’s diagnosis.

The 2015 Gala raised a total of $283,000, with the bulk of those funds donated to research in Oregon, specifically to the MS specialists at OHSU and Providence. The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Portland, Oregon, Inc.’s (MSSP) mission is to improve the quality of life for the 7,500 Oregonians and SW Washingtonians affected by MS. They live out this mission by focusing on services that help people cope with the day-to-day challenges of life with MS. MSSP has developed a host of unique client-oriented programs that include a range of services such as: educational programs on the disease for people with MS and their caregivers, social services, medical equipment, free massage therapy visits, and portable air conditioners to beat the effects of seasonal heat.