September 30, 2016
By Daniella Soloway
On September 29, hundreds of people attended the 41st annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Dinner of Champions at the California Science Center in downtown Los Angeles, where CBRE’s Lew Horne and wife Lisa proudly watched as daughter Christina was named the Dorothy Corwin “Spirit of Life” honoree. The event raised over $1 million that will go towards research and finding a cure for the neurological disease.
The evening began with a silent auction and cocktails, followed by a dinner, where guests were seated under NASA’s gigantic Endeavor space shuttle. The shuttle spanned nearly the entire length of the room, and while its presence could not go unnoticed, the energy of the room and the speeches surely rivaled it.
Both Lew and Lisa took to the stage to give heartfelt thank you’s to all in attendance, along with tear-jerking and inspiring speeches, making the point that “we all have the will to make a difference”, which is what “will lead to making a difference.”
Caruso Affiliated’s Rick Caruso, Christina’s godfather, shared his memories growing up with the family in a powerful and heartfelt tribute. Caruso said, “What we accomplish in life is secondary to whom we become”, and described how the Horne family has brought so much light into the lives of everyone they touch.
Christina Horne culminated the evening with an honest and beautiful speech, filling the room with her voice as she sang to her parents. Her uplifting words and dynamic spirit were palpable, and a strong reflection of the role models who immediately preceded her.
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