DUNCANSVILLE - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host the second annual Return to Romance Feb. 12 at the Calvin House.
The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dancing to music by Maxwell Strait, a silent auction and more.
This year, the first John Carothers Spirit Award will honor Tim Surkovich along with his service dog, Painter.
Committee members prepare for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s second annual fundraiser, “Return to Romance.’’ They include (from left): front row — Colleen DeLeo, NMSS representative; Peggy Cawthern; Nancy DiStadio, co-chairwoman; Tim Surkovich with his service dog, Painter; Gina Baird co-chairwoman; and Sharon Ciccarella; second row — Sharon O’Keiff, NMSS representative; Larry Savino; Barb Savino; Sandy Schwabenbauer, co-chairwoman; Bonnie Carothers; Marcia Barnes; Jill Madden; and Tom DeLeo. Absent from the photo are Dianne Rudel and Robin Pellegrine.
Surkovich, who was diagnosed with MS about 20 years ago at the age of 28, has helped educate many people locally and nationally about the disease.
His son, Kyle, developed a video of "My Fight With MS" which can be viewed on YouTube.
Surkovich is married to Lisa, has a stepson C.J. and twin sons Kyle and Todd.
Tickets for Return to Romance are $100 per person or $175 per couple; tables of eight are also available for purchase.
Biogen and EMD Serono are corporate sponsors of this year's event.
For more information on corporate sponsorship or to make a donation, call Sharon O'Keiff at the NMSS, Keystone Branch office, at 696-1017 or mail your donation to NMSS 506 Third Ave., Duncansville, PA 16635.