Myelin Repair = Spinal Chord Disability Extinguished. Wow.
All donations are matched - kind of like doing birthday party shots.
I'm just doing my job here of spreading the word. It's up to you to make the decision if this is a clinical trial you'd like to support. If I had even an extra $10, I'd chip in...but I don't. My feeling: it's worth the investment. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is not the only demyelinating disease out there. Transverse Myelitis (TM) fits the bill too.
The Call to Action:
(copied from the Myelin Repair Foundation Web site)
Help Us Raise $100K to Fight MS!
Myelin Repair Foundation (MRF) wants to fund a clinical trial for a promising way to treat MS -- by "tricking" MS patients' immune systems into not attacking their myelin.
MRF Principal Investigator Steve Miller, Professor of Biomedical Sciences from Northwestern University, has a promising idea for an MS treatment.
In multiple sclerosis, the immune system sees myelin proteins as foreign material and attacks them. Recent research indicates that we may be able to "trick" the immune system into believing that the myelin protein is not a foreign material.
Bringing this idea to a clinical trial will help us determine whether this innovative treatment is safe and effective for MS patients.
MRF needs your help to make this clinical trial a reality.
Help us raise $100,000 to fund this trial.
The total cost is over $2 million. However, through collaborations with other funders, the MRF is providing only $200,000 for the trial over the next two years. ($100,000 for the first year and $100,000 for the second year).
Donate today. Help us reach the goal of $100,000 by June 30, 2009.
Your contributions to the clinical trial will be matched 100% thanks to another generous donor, bringing us straight to the finish line!
Spread the word to 10 friends and family about the potential of this clinical trial and help us spread the word to more people.
Myelin Repair Foundation
Notes: This is an early stage clinical trial being conducted in one research institution. All clinical trial patients have already been selected.
If for some reason the clinical trial does not move forward as planned, you can be assured that 100% of your donation will be used to support other myelin repair research conducted by the MRF.
- Research behind the Clinical Trial
- Myelin Repair Foundation's Efforts to Accelerate Research with Clinical Trials
Show your support for speeding up research on MS by funding our clinical trial!
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Tell friends and family about Myelin Repair Foundation's promising clinical trial. Encourage them to learn more about our work and donate to help raise $100K!
Learn more and keep up-to-date on the progress of research on myelin repair, the next REAL hope for treating Multiple Sclerosis.
The Myelin Repair Foundation is the only organization exclusively devoted to investigating the way in which the body creates and repairs myelin — one of the most promising approaches to treating MS