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

2019 Working Toward a Day Without Pain Gala - Lighting the Way to a Cure

The 17th 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 26, 2019, 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. Richard Ellenbogen, chair of the University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery in Seattle, former co-chair of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Medicine Committee, and former president of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He will discuss the importance of research for patients with Chiari, syringomyelia and related conditions.

The cost to attend is $190 per seat, $1,900 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 an email 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. 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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