MS Hope for a Cure
MS Hope for a Cure was founded by Elissa (EJ) Levy in 2007. Since being diagnosed with MS in 2002, EJ had been working closely with the National MS Society and in 2006 she helped raise over $300,000 for the NYC Chapter. At that time EJ felt that she could do more to help the cause by creating a new not-for-profit organization. EJ still works closely with the MS Society and continues to help fund their important research projects and programs.
Since its inception, MS Hope for a Cure has raised over $3.5 million dollars. In turn, the organization has funded thirty-six grants for critical research and programs to help people living with MS.
- To raise funds that can be directed quickly to where they are most needed and can therefore make the biggest difference in the shortest amount of time.
- To leverage the National MS Society’s vast knowledge and resources by funding research that has been through the Society’s due diligence and approved.
- To support local New York City MS Care Centers by expanding programs and funding additional needed personnel.
- To spread awareness of MS and to educate others about the disease and what they can do to help find a cure.