The Sumaira Foundation

Marching into spring with an eye toward raising awareness of NMOSD

March is NMOSD Awareness Month and patients and advocates are planning several initiatives to put a new focus on the progressive autoimmune disease, known fully as neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Affecting more than 25,000 people worldwide, NMOSD is a disorder characterized by inflammation of the optic nerve — the…

Patients Encouraged to Share Their Stories for NMO Awareness Month

This March, people with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) are celebrating NMO Awareness Month by sharing stories of how the progressive autoimmune disorder has not stopped them from living meaningful lives. The initiative calls attention to NMOSD, a condition that affects approximately 15,000 people in the U.S. and 10,000…

5th NMO Awareness Gala in March Sets $250,000 Fundraising Goal

The Sumaira Foundation (TSF) seeks to raise $250,000 for research into neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD) and related disorders at its 5th NMO Awareness Gala, set for March 26. The Hollywood-themed event will be held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Boston. For ballroom entry, all attendees must…