News & Events

A Note from our Founder


EVENT | NMO Picnic in the Park

We’re celebrating our NMO superheroes as we kick off the school year this autumn! This will mark our 1st community event for children, teens, and young adults with NMO patients and their families. Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, and community. Food & beverages will be provided courtesy of Shake Shack; all you… Read More


2017-2018 Internship Opportunity

We’re looking for 3-4 bright, passionate, and motivated individuals to join the team as part of our robust internship for a year! Ideal candidates should be Boston-based, multitaskers, have excellent communication/writing skills, and eager to learn. For more information or to apply, email


LAUNCHED! Quarterly Newsletter

We launched our quarterly newsletter on Earth Day 2017! Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter by clicking the subscribe button or CLICK HERE If you have comments, suggestions, or would like to be a contributor to future editions, please email Let’s continue to illuminate the darkness of Neuromyelitis Optica!    


EVENT RECAP | 2017 Annual Gala

On March 25, 2017, The Sumaira Foundation for NMO hosted its 2nd Annual NMO Awareness Gala at the Mandarin Oriental, Boston. 3 REASONS YOU MADE IT A ROARING SUCCESS 2X Awareness: ticket sales doubled from 2016 $16k+ raised, a 60% increase from 2016  25+ donors, sponsors & volunteers  contributed  to our collective impact Click here for… Read More