David Osmond has show business in his genealogy as part of the world famous Osmond family, and continuing in the family business was a natural progression. Being the 4th son of Alan and Suzanne Osmond, David grew up in the spotlight, as his father Alan was the oldest, and therefore the leader of the Osmonds (Alan, Wayne, Merrill, Jay, Donny, Marie, and Jimmy).
Every family has challenges to overcome, and the Osmond Family is no exception. When David’s father, Alan, was diagnosed with MS, it led to his early retirement from the performing Osmonds. Shockingly, David was forced to put his career on hold, due to his own diagnosis and physical battle with MS. David followed his father’s own words of wisdom: “I may have MS, but MS does NOT have me,” and has been able to become a symbol of hope to the MS Community.
2014 David Osmond, Singer and Songwriter
2013 Clay Walker, Founder of Band Against MS and Country Music Star
2012 Pat Kennedy, Nurse Educator & Programs Consultant, Can Do MS & President, International Organization of MS Nurses
2011 Joyce Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2010 June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN
2009 Brenda Snow
2008 Randall T. Schapiro, M.D.
2007 The Multiple Sclerosis Coalition
2006 Teri Garr
2005 Richard Cohen and Meredith Vieira
2004 Walter Fischer
2003 Billy Kidd
2002 David Dana
2001 Jean Claude Killy
2000 Bruce Hallett
1999 Roland Puton
1998 Tom Brokaw
1997 Bob Beattie
1996 Don Elliman
1995 The 1985 Alyeska Olympians: Paul Crews, Stein Eriksen, Leif Grevle, Mike Halstead, Jan Helén, Billy Kidd, Jean Claude Killy, Steve Lathrop, Phil Mahre, Bernhard Russi
1994 Jean Claude Killy
1993 Tommy John
1992 Greg LeMond
1991 Crown Royal Achievement Award: Scott Hamilton, Wilma Rudolph, Rocky Bleier, Jeff Blatnick, Tommy John, Gayle Sayers
1990 The Honorable Jack Kemp
1989 Chris Evert and Andy Mill
1988 Jimmie Heuga and Billy Kidd
Launched by Debbie Dana Heuga and David Dana in 1985, Annual Autumn Benefit celebrates the legacy of organizational founder Jimmie Heuga by honoring an individual in the community who demonstrates the can do spirit and who has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of others with MS.