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Malibu resident Don Henley rocks to erase MS at the 16th annual Race to Erase fundraiser. Lester Cohen/


Kudos to Nancy Davis and her annual Race to Erase MS fundraiser. The charity extravaganza raked in a whopping $2 million dollars. As always, the festivities kicked off with an Oscar-worthy red carpet walk.

A-list celebs, fashionistas and glamazons sailed past a sea of paparazzi and flashing lights at the Century Plaza Hotel. Locals were out in force with Dustin Hoffman, David Foster and Jeremy Piven leading the pack.

Reality star Kim Kardashian flaunted her famous figure in a clingy, steel jersey frock. The “Deal or No Deal” babes arrived in matching fuchsia satin sheaths, while Penny Marshall donned her trademark granny glasses and old school sneakers. Nancy Davis was a tangerine dream, floating around in an off-the-shoulder chiffon confection, while mom Barbara sported a similar look in black.

The starry crowd made a beeline for the silent auction area, where Daisy Fuentes cuddled an adorable pedigree pup and guys were all agog over some serious hot wheels.

Soon it was showtime. Before digging into a first class feast, courtesy of Wolfgang Puck, Nancy’s pals marveled at some fancy footwork by the cast of “Dancing With the Stars” and a flashy fashion show by Tommy Hilfiger.

Next, celebrity auctioneers Tom Arnold and Nancy O’Dell put some glorious goods on the auction block. A zippy Lamborghini Gallardo 560-4 Spyder was snapped up for a cool $270,000. A stay at Tommy’s beach bungalow in magical Mustique went for $45,000 and that fluffy Maltese pup got a good home for $6,500.

There were words of inspiration from Teri Garr, Blair Underwood and Jewel. Over the years, the Nancy Davis Foundation and the Nancy Davis Center Without Walls have raised millions to pinpoint a cause and find a cure for MS. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was on hand with a big thank you and a certificate of recognition.

Then it was on to a peaceful, easy feeling as Malibu’s Don Henley and the Eagles took the stage. The legendary band delighted the crowd with selections like “Waiting in the Weeds,” “No More Cloudy Days” and “Love Will Keep Us Alive.” Michelle Branch preformed “All You Wanted” and David Osmond dished out his latest single, “Last Day.”

In keeping with tradition, the artists all joined Nancy on stage for her signature theme song “Lean on Me.”

There’s no doubt that Nancy is determined to make MS a thing of the past, and with another $2 million raised, she’s managed to take it to the limit one more time.

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