Join us for the 9th Annual Hockey Fights MS Maryland Tournament May 29 - 31, 2020 at Ice World in Abingdon, MD!
Proceeds from our 9th Annual Maryland Tournament will benefit the Johns Hopkins Precision Medicine Center of Excellence for Multiple Sclerosis. As part of Johns Hopkins inHealth, where precision medicine equals individualized health, this Center is dedicated to providing targeted diagnoses and treatments. Every person with multiple sclerosis (MS) is unique and we believe every course of treatment should be designed to work effectively for an individual’s distinctive needs, lifestyle and medical history. Johns Hopkins MS physician-scientists apply the knowledge gained from years of research to provide individualized care based on a patient's diagnosis, family history, imaging study results, as well as lifestyle and environmental factors. Basic scientists and clinical specialists work together to advance MS care by:
- Identifying the anticipated progress of your disease more exactly from the start. Using state–of-the-art optical coherence tomography (OCT), MRIs and other tests, Johns Hopkins experts are conducting research to validate the recent discovery of MS prognostic biomarkers that track and predict the course of an individual's MS over time.
- Predicting which treatments will be most successful. Research shows that some treatments are more effective for aggressive MS than others. Johns Hopkins is establishing new sets of care recommendations based on how aggressively MS is progressing and in the future hope to expand those recommendations to cover factors related to a patient's lifestyle and environment.
- Advancing treatment approaches. True to Johns Hopkins' historic and pioneering role as a research institution, the Center is eager to use the knowledge discovered to more rapidly improve care for patients now and in the future.
To date, Hockey Fights MS has raised over $335,000 for MS research and rehabilitation, but we could do so much more with your help! By making a tax deductible donation, you are supporting research and helping thousands of patients living with MS. We hope you will consider being a part of a great cause by making a gift securely online here and also encourage you to visit us at the rink this summer!
About Hockey Fights MS
HFMS is a unique organization whose mission is to raise money for research into the cause, cure and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and to help those living with MS by supporting local rehabilitation centers. Founded in 2005, HFMS began as a single event in eastern Pennsylvania, but has quickly expanded into Vermont, Maryland, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Since the inaugural tournament, the total number of participating teams has increased from 7 to over 160, with players traveling from 42 states and Canada. Visit www.hockeyfightsms.org to learn more.