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Jamie-Lynn Sigler to Be Honored with Medal of Hope Award at 2017 Race to Erase MS Gala

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With a “fighting attitude” towards her multiple sclerosis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler is bound to contribute to finding a cure.

The Sopranos actress will be honored with the 2017 Medal of Hope Award at the 24th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala (hosted by founder Nancy Davis) on May 5 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.

In January, Sigler, 35, revealed she had been battling MS, a debilitating autoimmune disease, since she was 20 years old.

“I admire Jamie-Lynn’s bravery for publicly sharing her journey with MS and in doing so she helped inspire others with this disease to take charge of their health,” Davis says in a statement. “She has ignited a new awareness for multiple sclerosis worldwide and has been working diligently to find a cure in our lifetime.”

During the special evening, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction before enjoying a dinner gala featuring live musical performances.

The iconic gala has raised more than $46 million to date for Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program.