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Welcome Dr. Bart Chwalisz!

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in News & Announcements

October 30, 2019 – The Sumaira Foundation for NMO is pleased to welcome Bart Chwalisz, MD to its medical advisory board. Bart Chwalisz, MD Dr. Chwalisz grew up in Poznan, Poland and later in Berlin, Germany before moving to the United States. After college, he taught and researched Medical Ethics at the University of Oxford, […]

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Event Recap | Autoimmune Neurology CME

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in Events

On behalf of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Michael Levy and Dr. Marcelo Matiello, neurologists at Massachusetts General Hospital and course directors, hosted the inaugural continuing medical education program, “Autoimmune Neurology”, on Friday, October 4, 2019. The CME welcomed guest of honor, Dr. Vanda Lennon of the Mayo Clinic and 40+ physicians from the New England […]

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

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in Events

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 […]

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EVENT RECAP | NMO Wellness Day

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in Events

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 […]

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Event Recap | POM for NMO

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in Events

On February 9, 2019, Barre Groove hosted TSF’s first-ever charity event, POM for NMO, to raise awareness and money for neuromyelitis optica. We raised over $500, got a killer workout, and 10 groovers learned about NMO and how to support the quest for a cure while sipping bubbles and enjoying lite bites. Thank you to Alanna Perry, […]

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The 4th NMO Awareness Gala

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in Events

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 […]

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Sumaira’s NMO Story (from The Transverse Myelitis Association Blog – In Their Own Words”)

Posted by: The Sumaira Foundation in NMO, Patient, Voices of NMO

Sumaira’s NMO Story From the Transverse Myelitis Association blog, In Their Own Words (October 4, 2018) My name is Sumaira and I am the founder and executive director of The Sumaira Foundation for NMO and Miss Bangladesh-USA 2015. Thank you for taking the time to read my story. It all started in June 2014. I was a perfectly […]

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