Column of Hope

Chiari and Syringomyelia Research Foundation - Working toward a life without pain.

2018 Working Towards a Day Without Pain

The 16th Annual Gala is sponsored by Column of Hope - Chiari & Syringomyelia Research Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization. This year, it will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Net proceeds of the Gala fund important research activities involving Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, neuropathic pain, spinal cord injuries, and related conditions. Previous Galas have funded research that produced major publications in prestigious medical and scientific journals, with more to come.

The Gala includes music, cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, open bar, silent raffle, silent auction, a lively live auction, presenters, and great company.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Marcus Stoodley, from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He will update us on his most recent research success, and clinical advances in the diagnosis and treatment of CM and SM.

The cost to attend is $180 per seat, $1,800 for a table of 10. A room block is available for overnight guests. Please contact Barbara at to inquire about discounted seats for CM/SM families.

If you are not already on our mailing list, please send a message to with your e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number. You will receive a save-the-date card and an invitation with a reply card when they are mailed. We will also add your e-mail address to the Column of Hope e-mail list for COH updates and Gala information.

Please consider donating to the silent raffle, auctions, or to our research fund. Contact for more information.


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