Multiple Sclerosis ("MS") is a silent, progressive and unpredictable disease. Even with treatment, MS patients face the daily reality of potentially losing their ability to walk, see properly, or even remember basic information. The symptoms of MS vary widely for every sufferer.
We started the Night to Fight MS to raise funds to support MS initiatives and research that resonated with us in a fun casual way. Each of the event chairs live with MS and have supported national walks and other events in the past, but wanted to be more active in our fight.
The last three years have been an overwhelming success, so we're doing it again! We will be announcing this year's recipient in April 2017. The last three years we have fundraised and supported these great causes:
2016 – Dr. Shannon Dunn and her team's research on gender and central nervous system autoimmunity. Trying to understand why MS affects 3X more women than men.
2015 – Dr. Mojgan Hodaie (Canada) and her team who are using neuroimaging to map pain in the brain as it relates to patients with MS.
2014 – A U.S. MS stem sell trial completed by the Tisch MS Research Center of New York. Trial looked at stem cell treatment to promote repair and regeneration.
We have enlisted the support of the MS Society of Canada to ensure that individual donations and corporate sponsorships to Night To Fight MS will be tax deductible. Shane, Jason, and Kim are truly confident that a cure will be found in their lifetime as advances in science occur every day. Until then, they continue to rely on and are grateful for the love and support of friends, family and donors!