Multiple Sclerosis Research Challenge!

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Project ends on December 31, at 12:00 AM EST
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Multiple Sclerosis Research Challenge!

If you know someone who has multiple sclerosis, you want to know why MS sometimes progresses quickly and severely to a stage requiring 24-hour care.

To find answers, researchers at the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) have created the CASA-MS Study.

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Read about the study

To encourage support for this important research, The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Multiple Sclerosis and other Neurological Diseases is providing a CHALLENGE GRANT.  Annette's Fund will MATCH YOUR GIFT! 

Meet Annette’s 100

MS has touched the lives of the people in the CASA-MS house below. Some have already donated $1,000 or more. Others will "Give & Get" $1,000 or more by year end. Read their stories and please consider helping them reach their fundraising goals.


Row 1  Carol Schumacher  Tracie Jacquemin  Anonymous #1   Linda Safran   Mary Jo

Row 2 Patty & John Picco 
Pets for MS Research  Mitch Sturgeon   Tina Pavlovec   pwMS/Syracuse & Utica: Janice Toczydlowski Chussil 

Row 3 Sarah Dwyer   ARMS    pwMS: Buffalo  pwMS Pacific NW: Orna Berkowitz  
Annette Funicello Fans   

You can also contribute to CASA-MS by clicking on the orange Give Now button above. 

Either way, you will be directed to the University at Buffalo's secure website where you can give electronically or find instructions on giving by check. All gifts will be matched by Annette's Fund.  

Questions about the research, gifts of stock, or how to be one of Annette’s 100, Click Here.


Funicello $100,000 Challenge Progress

     $   31,424  Annette’s 100 Crowd-funders

     $   45,529  Others

     $   76,954  Received as of 6/30/22

     $   23,046  to be raised by 12/31/22 to meet the Challenge

CASA-MS $1,000,000 Campaign Progress

     $ 447,378 Gifts and Pledges including Funicello Challenge

Larry Montani, Campaign Chair

Tracie Jacquemin    Penny Pennington 


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