Friday, March 17, 2006

Stepping Out for a Good Cause

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling attended a charity masquerade ball on Friday night at Stirling Castle in Scotland. Rowling, whose mother died of MS at the age of 45, is a patron of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland and hosted the event.

During the evening, guests took part in a special treasure hunt for which the clues had been written out by none other than Rowling herself.

Music was provided by the band Bjorn Again, and guests were also treated to live opera from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama's Vocal Fusion.

The author of the beloved Harry Potter books has been a long standing champion for better standards of care for people affected by Multiple Sclerosis, which is a condition of the central nervous system which impairs the brain's ability to transmit instructions to the muscles. There is currently no cure for MS, but there are treatments that can modify its course in some people.

Source: Yahoo News

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