News & Events

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 TO… Read More


EVENT | alice + olivia supports NMO May 4th

Join us for an evening of fashion, champagne, music, and good company all in the name of charity. 20% of sales will be donated with hopes of finding a cure for Neuromyelitis Optica. For more information, email To RSVP, email  


[Socially Superlative] The Sumaira Foundation’s 2nd Annual NMO Awareness Gala

Published on Socially Superlative‘s website. Written by Jenicka Hornung On Saturday, March 25th 2017, decked out in black tie roaring 20s attire, philanthropists gathered at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston to raise awareness for Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) through the work of the Sumaira Foundation. Founded in the summer of 2014 by former Miss Bangladesh-USA and… Read More