By Andrea Carter

Now in its 8th year, ACT for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) invites the Coachella Valley to support local valley residents living with MS by attending its annual Jazz It Up summer fundraiser, scheduled for Sunday, July 10, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Indian Wells Golf Resort Pavilion, located at 44-500 Indian Wells Lane in Indian Wells.

Bill MarxThe evening will feature entertainment by renowned jazz pianist and composer Bill Marx, and the Coachella Valley Boys & Girls Club’s Heatwave Jazz Band. Tickets will also include a light summer fare buffet with wine, and complimentary valet parking.

“This will be an enjoyable night filled with incredible jazz music in a spectacular setting,” said Margot Nelligan, president of ACT for Multiple Sclerosis. “We even expect some surprise celebrity guests. This is a fun way to celebrate summer while helping our clients receive meaningful services which enhance their quality of life.”


ACT for MS is a Coachella Valley organization which strives to help residents with MS in this community live stronger longer. Programs include strength training, massage, chair yoga, aquatics and electric bill assistance. All services are free-of-charge to local MS patients who complete the application process.

Open seating tickets for Jazz It Up are $100 per person, or $1,500 for a VIP table. To RSVP, call (760) 773-9806 or email For more information on ACT for Multiple Sclerosis, go to Offices are located at 73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Ste. 118, in Palm Desert.