News & Events

The 4th NMO Awareness Gala

The 4th Annual NMO Awareness Gala SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 | DOORS OPEN AT 7:00PM MANDARIN ORIENTAL, GRAND BALLROOM (BOSTON, MA) You’re invited to our enchanted forest-themed annual event so get your pixie dust + fairy vibes ready for our most fabulous fundraiser yet! Proceeds will be awarded to TSF Spark Grant recipients for research… Read More


TSF for NMO Ambassador Program Launch

The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) is proud to announce the launch of the TSF Ambassador Program by introducing the inaugural ambassador, Phil Tucker. Phil is an NMO warrior from Maine who will play a key role in maximizing NMO awareness and TSF’s footprint in his native state.  The Ambassador Program is an initiative for… Read More



On October 11, 2018, The Sumaira Foundation for NMO (TSF) announced its partnership with the Transverse Myelitis Association (TMA). Both organizations specialize in raising awareness for rare neuro-immune disorders while supporting patients and their caregivers. The spectrum of diseases include but are not limited to neuromyelitis optica (NMO), transverse myelitis (™), optic neuritis (ON), myelin… Read More



We are proud to announce the launch of TSF Spark Grants!   Frequently Asked Questions Who is eligible for the grant award? Clinical, translational and basic researchers with experience in the field of NMOSD and autoimmune diseases, who are affiliated with academic institutions in the United States are encouraged to apply. How much funding is… Read More


EVENT RECAP | NMO Physicians Dinner

On September 21, 2018, TSF hosted a dinner for NMO specialists + champions in Boston, MA. We engaged in great conversation about: the ongoing development of the disease ideas for future research projects current therapies and practices ways to collaborate to impact the community Special guests | Dr. Anu Jacob from The Walton Centre NHS Foundation… Read More