News & Events

EVENT RECAP | 30 Yrs of SUMZ / 5 Yrs of TSF

On July 24, 2019, we honored 5 years of TSF for NMO and celebrated 30 years of founder + executive director, Sumaira, at ROW 34. 62 guests gathered in pink & white to raise over $3,500 to fund research and illuminate the darkness of neuromyelitis optica. Congratulations to TSF board member, Lauren Michaels, on successfully… Read More


EVENT RECAP | NMO Wellness Day

On June 22, 2019, The Sumaira Foundation for NMO hosted its inaugural NMO Wellness Day, a day-long community event oriented to foster discussions around health and wellness as they relate to neuromyelitis optica. This event was sponsored by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with delicious + healthy lunch provided by B.GOOD at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. (Click on the images below… Read More


Presenting TSF Ambassadors

June 21, 2019 – We are proud to announce the 2019-2020 TSF Ambassadors! The ambassadors represent the Foundation’s brand, helping to lead the TSF for NMO mission and movement in their local communities. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming these passionate individuals committed to illuminate the darkness of neuromyelitis optica! Have ideas? Want to… Read More


Welcome Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Tamara Kaplan!

June 5, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO is pleased to welcome Michael Levy, MD, PhD, and Tamara B. Kaplan, MD, to its medical advisory board. Michael Levy, MD, PhD Michael Levy, MD, PhD, is a neurologist with 10 years of clinical and research expertise in rare neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Levy has recently been… Read More


2019 Grant Recipients

June 3, 2019 – We are proud to announce two new grants to support research for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder: SPARK Grant Severe NMO/MOG/Idiopathic Optic Neuritis Treatment Analysis Kristin Galetta, MD | Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA) Dr. Kristin Galetta, neurology resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, aims to address how to best treat patients with… Read More