Nip MS in the Bud Walk for a Cure
Multiple Sclerosis is a crippling disease. It debilitates hundreds of thousands of people. As of today, this destruction cannot be stopped. But there is HOPE!
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a chronic neurological autoimmune disorder that affects the central nervous system, which is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. In the central nervous system, nerve fibers are surrounded by a layer of insulation called myelin. Myelin allows nerve signals to travel through the central nervous system as they should. In MS, the myelin is destroyed, disrupting the transmission of nerve signals from the brain and through the central nervous system.
Stephen Miller, PhD, director of the Interdepartmental Immunobiology Center and professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Dermatology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is leading research to help manage this disease using nanotechnology to induce immune system tolerance, thereby preventing “friendly fire” on healthy cells in the body of a patient with MS.
We are so close to finding a cure. Help us Nip MS in the Bud by joining our 3-mile walk for a cure!
When: September 10, 2017; Sign-in begins at 7:45 a.m., Walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Independence Grove, 16400 Buckley Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Recommended donation levels are listed on the right-side of this page. You can also click the “Give Now” button to choose your own donation amount. All donations are welcome, even if you are unable to join us at the walk, and will support multiple sclerosis research led by Dr. Stephen Miller.
We look forward to seeing you on September 10!