The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is proud to announce a successful culmination to the inaugural Courage Ball, which took place the evening of January 17, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The event raised over $650,000 in funds to support the Foundation and its efforts. This special gala was dedicated to Dana Marshall Bernstein, youth ambassador and daughter of Las Vegas lawyer Ed Bernstein and Cari Marshall, who passed away in 2017 after a lifelong battle with Crohn’s disease.
The roaring 20’s- themed ball hosted over 500 business leaders, philanthropists and health professionals. During the evening, the Foundation paid tribute to the following distinguished honorees for their dedicated efforts to cure or raise awareness of these devastating diseases: Dr. Howard Baron, 2020 Clinician of the Year; Patient ‘Honored Hero’ Jaclyn McDonald; and Governor and First Lady of Nevada, Steve and Kathy Sisolak, also were honored.
In Southern Nevada alone, over 22,000 patients are living with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. For more information on the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, please visit: www.crohncolitisfoundation.org.