Have you ever heard of multiple system atrophy (MSA)? Unless you personally know somebody with the disease the answer is most likely "no". You see, MSA is a very rare disorder. It only affects about 15,000 Americans. It strikes in the middle-years of life. It is very disabling and it is fatal. There are no treatments to halt or slow progression. A cure is years away.
Because so few people have it, fundraising is very difficult. While it is similar to Parkinson's disease and ALS, it certainly doesn't get the attention.
Hope is Building!
The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, an all-volunteer run non-profit has become a major stakeholder in global MSA research. Over the past 8 years we have grown our grass-roots fundraising revenue from $25,000 in 2011 to approximately $750,000 each of the past three years. Our community clearly supports our organization, but our numbers are limited.
Here is where you come in.
Hopefully, seeing our ad on Facebook or elsewhere, you have landed on this fundraising page to commit a random act of kindness. Seeing people that have never heard of MSA donating to the cause would bring tremendous hope and joy to those suffering from this lonely disease. Whether you donate $10 or a far greater sum, The MSA Coalition and the community we serve will be forever grateful.
BTW, every donation made will be doubled until our current $80k in matching funds are used.
Please add #RandomActOfKindness to the comment area after you make your donation.
Thank You and Happy Holidays!
P.S. We want you to know you are donating to a fiscally responsible 501c3 nonprofit. Please check out our past 990 forms on Guidestar.