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 and Dr. Peter Calabresi at the John Hopkins Medicine Center of Excellence..


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 donations go directly to NU Feinberg & JH.

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 Rosenblum

Mark Rosenblum

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

Stephen D Miller, PhD


Under the leadership of Peter A. Calabresi, M.D., the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Precision Medicine Center of Excellence (PMCOE) exists to identify clinical, imaging, and blood biomarkers of long-term disability risk and translate this evidence to clinical trials to identify new therapeutic strategies to prevent disability and promote repair in people with multiple sclerosis.

The Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis PMCOE has created an unprecedented clinical experience in which care of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is enhanced while simultaneously generating an unparalleled research cohort. The Center provides an unprecedented opportunity to make major advancements towards its goals of prognostic biomarker development and identification of potential new therapeutic targets and treatment strategies.

Ongoing and planned research projects and critical needs that would benefit from the philanthropic support of Rosey’s MS Foundation include: Functional Profiling of Human Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cells, the TRaditional versus Early Aggressive Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis (TREAT-MS) Clinical Trial, a Single Cell RNA Sequencing experiment, the recruitment of a post-doctoral fellow in bioinformatics, and the acquisition of a variety of equipment essential to translational MS research.


Peter A. Calabresi, M.D



Board Members

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!
Aaron Rosenblum

Aaron Rosenblum  Co-Founder

Aaron Rosenblum is the Founder of Rosey's M.S. Foundation. His Father was the inspiration behind starting Rosey's. It's hard to put a face to the 2.5 Million people Worldwide who are living with this debilitating disease called Multiple Sclerosis. The Board chose to borrow Mark Rosenblum's face. He is not affiliated with the non profit, nor benefits in anyway.

Aaron started this after meeting with Dr. Stephen Miller at Feinberg School of Medicine. Department of Microbiology/Immunology/Dermatology. The research being done by the Dr. & his colleagues are very promising, that a cure can be found in our lifetime. Rosey's was soon created after that.

Rosey's exists only to provide awareness about Multiple Sclerosis, & all funds go directly to Dr. Miller Lab Fund at Feinberg School of Medicine. Department of Microbiology/Immunology/Dermatology.

The Board is 100% volunteer based. None of us get financially compensated, nor are we here for noteriety, nor The Nobel Peace Prize, nor do we have any ulterior motive. All of Rosey's Board has one mission. That is to find a cure!

Lloyd Mandel

Lloyd Mandel  Founder-Licensed Funeral Director

Email: Lloyd@Mitzvahfunerals.com
Office Phone: 630-MITZVAH (630-648-9824)
Fax: 847-282-5136

Lloyd Mandel has a Bachelor of Science in business from The Ohio State University and a degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. Lloyd is a licensed funeral director in both the State of Illinois and in Florida. Lloyd has been licensed in Illinois for over 30 years.

A fourth generation Jewish funeral director in Chicago, he began his career at his family's firm-Piser-Weinstein-Gratch-Mandel-Menorah Chapels from 1983 through 1988.

He opened Lloyd Mandel Funeral Direction in January 1989 at 3939 Dempster Street in Skokie. He was the first funeral director in the country to operate from a store-front and he was featured on the front page of Chicago Crain's in October, 1991 with the title "The Maverick Mortician". After this unique concept was featured in Crain's, Forbes, USA Today and CNBC did similar stories.

Lloyd re-named his business Lloyd Mandel Levayah Funerals in 1992. In 1993, he moved his business to 4750 Dempster Street in Skokie.

In 1995 Lloyd Mandel sold his business to Service Corporation International (SCI). He became a Vice-President with SCI in Corporate Development opening a new Jewish funeral home in Montreal, and acquiring Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie for SCI.

In 2001, he co-founded Houston Jewish Funerals and in 2006 he co-founded Dallas Jewish Funerals. He sold the Texas funeral businesses in 2009.

Lloyd Mandel is married to Cheri and has 3 children-Travis (Katy), Taylor and Rene "Rainy" Mandel.

Noah D. Stone


Noah D. Stone (born in Berkeley, California) is a Silicon Valley businessman, startup advisor, and frequent judge at Silicon Valley startup events. Stone is best known for being the recipient of the ‘2017 San Francisco Young Investor of the Year Award.’ He is the youngest-ever permanent shark at Live Sharks Tank®, where he sits on an accredited-investors-only panel, and is an advisor to participating firms at Startups Showcase Group in San Francisco, California. He was dubbed a "funding expert" by Inc. Magazine in an exclusive interview regarding seed funding, and has been interviewed by foreign and domestic media outlets. With a combined social media following of approximately 30,000, and more than 15,000 direct LinkedIn connections, Stone is known to be very well-connected in Silicon Valley. Stone studied finance at Saint Mary's College of California, a private college in affluent Moraga, California. He was a player for the college's championship D1A rugby team, where he played wing, and full-back. He was also a member of the Saint Mary’s Honor Society.

Alexander Presman

Alexander Presman

Alexander Presman understood how import it was to lend a helping hand. Immigrating with is family at an early age from Russian, he saw first hand the help and support his family received. When approached to join the board with Rosey’s, Alex knew it was a great opportunity to give back and was excited to join. Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lake forest College and has always been passionate about growing his own business. Alex runs a telecommunications brokerage, which he started in 2015. In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and staying active!

Alexander Presman


 He is an Advisor. He strictly sits on Roseys Board for three reasons. One being his wife is personally impacted by Multiple Sclerosis. The other reason being if any legislation need be passed for Multiple Sclerosis. The last reason is, "Senator Link would like nothing more than to eradicate Multiple Sclerosis and never have to speak ever again about this debilitating disease".


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

  (844) 767-3967