All contributions from The Rondeau Winter Rose Ball will support the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases is a collaborative global pursuit to accelerate treatments, prevention, and cures for five of the world’s most complex neurologic diseases: multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer’s disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease, and brain tumors. Funds raised will support the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases in New England including the first MS Pregnancy Registry which collects information from pregnant patients with MS throughout New England, with a focus on tracking and analyzing pregnancy, neurologic, and pediatric outcomes.
Please consider making a gift in support of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases:
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“I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2003, and for several years experienced symptomatic relapses and recoveries and received treatment with aggressive medications. Despite the health challenges, added infertility concerns and the fear of what my battle with MS would bring long term, Chris and I chose to grow our family of two boys. With the support and close supervision of my MS doctor, Maria Houtchens, over the next 7 years we were blessed with beautiful Belle and Beau. More recently, Dr Houtchens has given me incredible news—my MS has taken a benign course, and I can be hopeful to remain relapse free for the long term.
She also informed me of the work of Ann Romney, a fellow patient that I highly admire, her dedication to BWH and the opening of the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases. She has inspired me to become that kind of patient—one who does not run away but who gets involved and fights for the cause.
Chris and I are proud supporters of the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases. I am also honored to sit on the advisory board at ARCND. Thank you!” – Michelle Rondeau
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For more information on the Ann Romney Center, please visit www.BWHAnnRomneyCenter.org.