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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Stars at Race to Erase MS Reveal Intimate Mother's Day Moments

May 8 2010, Published 1:06 p.m. ET

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Young Hollywood shared personal Mother’s Day sentiments with while supporting the 17th Annual Race To Erase MS event in Century City, California Friday night.

Dancing with the Stars contestant, Aiden Turner became emotional and teared up when telling’s Michelle Ward, “I can’t wait to go see - I get choked up - my wife is now a mother and it’s going to be her first. I haven't seen the baby in three weeks so I'm looking forward to it."

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Event co-presenter Tom Arnold learned a valuable parenting lesson from his mother, an alcoholic who left the family when he was just four.

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“The lesson I learned when I become a stepfather is you have to go to rehab first, because you can’t be screwed up and be a parent. If it weren’t for my first wife and being a stepfather to those kids I wouldn’t be alive today.”

90210's Jessica Lowndes credits her mother for keeping her "level headed and grounded" while Melrose Place beauty, Stephanie Jacobson almost forgot it was Mother’s Day altogether exclaiming, “I’m glad you reminded me!”

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The night had heartfelt and personal meaning to the stars as well. Avril Lavigne, who arrived an hour and a half after boyfriend, Brody Jenner, said “Whatever I can do to bring awareness and to contribute I’m down. I’m excited to perform and do whatever I can.”

Dancing with the Stars pro Tony Dovolani felt MS is a “serious issue and it should be on the forefront of every media.”

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Brothers & Sisters star Gilles Marini spoke of a close friend with MS and how he got ready for the evening - without the help of his wife.

The 17th Annual Race to Erase MS included performances by Avril Lavigne and Heart and an annual fashion show by Tommy Hilfiger.



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