Preakness at the Piazza

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Many Philadelphians of the upscale variety tend to enjoy horse racing—what with the fancy dress, fine food and drink, and wagers on the line. And even more of us, both high brow and low, want to find a cure for multiple sclerosis, the potentially debilitating disease affecting between 2 and 2.5 million people around the world and a reported 14,000 in the greater Philadelphia area alone. Preakness at the Piazza is the annual gala that ties them together, a top-drawer fundraiser in which the Preakness Stakes horserace—which actually takes place at the picturesque Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland—is shown on the large screen before a festive crowd. Notably, 100 percent of its proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a foundation meant to provide support, awareness, connections and funds toward researching a cause and cure for MS. Last year, they put $40 million toward those efforts.

Thanks to attendees’ ornate hats, colorful bowties and what-have-you, organizer Pari Hashemi defines Preakness at the Piazza as the place where, “young professionals get together and dress up while supporting a great organization.” (Duke & Winston is doing its part by offering a bright patterned bowtie as an official PATP accessory, with proceeds from its sales also benefiting the NMSS.) Their 2013 inaugural event, according to officials, welcomed 800 people and raised $95,000. They’re betting that 2014’s soiree can top that. So are we. // RANDY LOBASSO

5pm. $75. The Piazza at Schmidt’s, 1050 N. Hancock St. 856.858.6900. preaknessatthepiazza.com

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WHEN
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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- Price: Unknown

WHERE
1050 N. Hancock St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 05/17/2014. .

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