2nd Annual Walk for a Cure
Thank you to everyone who attended or
contributed to a successful walk!
2nd annual Nip MS in the Bud Walk for a Cure
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made our 2nd annual Nip MS in the Bud Walk for a Cure possible. Together, we have raised thousands of dollars to help advancement in multiple sclerosis research.
Although the walk is over, the battle isn't. You can still offer a donation with 100% going towards Multiple Sclerosis research led by Dr. Stephen Miller, director of the Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center and professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Dermatology.
Special thank you to these fine sponsors for your generosity in this year's event:
Rosey's MS Foundation is a not for profit 501 C3 organization, devoted to finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and related auto-immune diseases. The face of M.S. is always hard to picture, therefore, Rosey's has decided to use the face of Mark Rosenblum to represent the 4 Million people in the world living with Multiple Sclerosis. None of the Rosey’s Board Members, Staff or Patients are the direct beneficiaries of the donations that Rosey's receives. 100% of all money collected goes to Dr. Stephen Miller and his research team at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (Dept. of Microbiology-Immunology). Dr. Miller has signed with Takeda Pharmaceuticals to develop a tolerance therapy for Celiac Disease, another auto-immune disease, which we hope will pave the way for MS trials in patients in the near future.
Mark was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 29 years ago. He has endured countless symptoms of MS including relapses, fatigue, limited mobility and muscle spasms. Mark would ultimately like to find a cure not only for himself, but for the many others who also suffer from this debilitating disease.
What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic neurological autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system (CNS), comprised of the of the brain and spinal cord. In the CNS, nerve fibers (axons) are surrounded by a layer of insulation called myelin. Myelin allows nerve signals to travel throughout the CNS as they should.
Multiple Sclerosis was first described by a French neurologist named Jean-Martin Charcot in 1868. After more than 140 years of research on the disease, much remains a mystery. There is no known cause, and as yet, no cure. There are treatments than can slow the progress of the disease and help to manage the symptoms. New research is expanding understanding of this enigmatic disease.
In MS, the myelin is destroyed (demyelination). The scarring (destruction) located at multiple sites in the CNS, disrupts transmission of nerve signals from the brain and through the central nervous system. Inflammation can damage the axons themselves and cause permanent loss of function. In the process, the cells that produce myelin (oligodendrocytes) can also be damaged. This limits the ability of the brain to repair damage myelin.
The Rosey’s M.S. Foundation is raising funds to support breakthrough research in multiple sclerosis, including support for the world-class efforts of Dr. Stephen Miller of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Dr. Miller is internationally known for his research on pathogenesis and regulation of autoimmune diseases and is co-inventor of the Cour toleragenic immune modifiying particle technology platform. Dr. Miller is the Judy E. Gugenheim Research Professor of Microbiology-Immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He is a consultant to a number of biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, having assisted in the development of three new chemical entities from proof of concept through to Phase 3 testing.
He has served or currently serves on grant review panels for the National Institute of Health, the National MS Society, the Immune Tolerance Network and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and on the editorial boards of multiple journals. He received his Ph.D. in 1975 from the Pennsylvania State University and did postdoctoral training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center before joining the faculty at Northwestern in 1981.
Stephen D Miller, PhD
We are seeking to expand our team, our efforts and our accomplishments by adding like-minded individuals to join our Board. Rosey’s has attracted individuals of integrity and a sense of community with a willingness to commit their time, talents and resources toward common goals while working in a team framework. Rosey’s Board Members and those who our work touches find reward and satisfaction in the participation, and over arching accomplishments. Please contact us if you'd like to help!
Rosey’s M.S. Foundation
PO Box 555
Highwood, IL 60040