Donations Making a Difference

Because of the efforts of many dedicated people the Foundation has made a difference in the lives of people suffering with Multiple Sclerosis.

UVA Department of Neurology total donations to date $1,500,000

The mission of the developing clinic is to provide the full range of multidisciplinary care for patients with MS and related diseases as well as second opinion evaluations and comprehensive assessments. Clinic staff is particularly interested in seeing patients willing to participate in future clinical research and drug trials. The donations will be used to enhance the abilities of the clinic to provide services to patients with MS.

National MS Societies - $1,000,000
National Capital and Virginia - West Virginia

The Blue Ridge, Eastern Central, and Hampton Roads Chapters combined resources in 2015. The funds will help benefit the chapter’s programs in physical fitness and families that need financial help.

MS Now $80,000

Research that will stop MS in its tracks. Research that will RESTORE what has been lost. Research that will END MS forever.

VCU Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research Center - $50,000

The donation will be used for funding clinical research. The facility provides comprehensive care, research, and education for patients with MS.

Myelin Repair Foundation - 008 Program - $15,000

Myelin Repair Foundation is partnering with the National Institutes of Health to conduct a clinical trail on a potential therapeutic that may protect and repair myelin in MS patients.

MS Kids Camp - $20,000

This August, the Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter partnered with the Central and Western Pennsylvania Chapters to host the fourth annual MS Kids Camp. Camp was held in the mountains of southwest Pennsylvania at Camp Jumonville where children ages seven to fifteen who have a parent or guardian living with multiple sclerosis are invited to attend camp. This year, 27 campers from Virginia attended the camp along with staff and volunteers.
While at camp, campers were able to talk about how MS affects their lives in a safe and understanding environment while dispelling myths and fears about the disease. Campers spent time with neurologist Dr. Troy Desai of Allegany General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who could answer their questions about MS as well as quiz the campers on their current MS knowledge. Campers also discovered how similar their parents’ MS symptoms are and how they all face common issues at home that their peers may not normally Outside of learning something new about MS, camp also provided a fun environment where the campers could be themselves and not worry about responsibilities they may normally have at home due to their parents’ disease.

A financial statement is available upon written request from the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs.