Anna Yoder Multiple Sclerosis Fund
The Anna Yoder MS Fund supports multiple sclerosis research, education and outreach services in northeast Indiana for individuals and their communities affected by MS.
Major project will collect data on MS patients:
Bluffton Event Draws Large Attendance
More than 60 people attended the Oct. 10 Anna Yoder MS Fund Education/Outreach event held at Bluffton Regional Medical Center. Attendees heard Dr. Ivorine Yu discuss MS research taking place at IUSM-FW; they also heard from IPFW student Katrina Johnson, who was diagnosed with MS about three years ago and has chosen at this time to take a non-pharmacological approach to treatment; Chrsti Price shared about her role as wife to a husband with MS and mother to a young adult son with MS. A representative from The League, which serves all of northeast Indiana, discussed available equipment to help people live as independently as possible. Stay tuned for an Education/Outreach Event coming to your community soon!
Dr. Ivorine Yu
The Anna Yoder MS Fund was established in 2013 to support multiple sclerosis research in northeast Indiana and to provide education and outreach services for individuals and their communities affected by MS. The fund was established as a memorial to Anna Yoder through the estate of her grandmother, Fort Wayne resident Florabelle Yoder. Anna's mother, Peggy Yoder, was diagnosed with MS shortly after Anna was born. Thus Anna lived with the challenges family members face when a loved one is diagnosed with MS. This fund was established to continue the Yoder family's efforts to support those affected by MS. The funds are held with and invested by the Indiana University Foundation.
MS in the News
RECENT NEWS ABOUT MS:
Posted Jan. 27, 2015Scientists find gene vital to central nervous system
Posted Jan. 27, 2015NMSS lists 2014 MS research milestones:NMSS_2014_Research_highlights.pdf
Posted Dec. 1, 2014 New Drug for Relapsing MS Shows Promise: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140919092755.htm FDA Warns of Rare Brain Infection with MS Drug Tecfidera: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm424625.htm
Posted Oct. 20, 2014 -- Major longitudinal study confirms close correlation between optic neuritis incidence and development of MShttp://www.aao.org/newsroom/release/research-shows-likelihood-of-ms-diagnosis-among-uveitis-patients.cfm
Posted Aug. 27, 2014Novel cognitive study shows improvement in self-awareness with task experience in multiple sclerosis
POSTED Aug. 12, 2014 How the "gut" relates to MS: http://tinyurl.com/onrb7fv
POSTED JULY 3, 2014
SCIENTISTS UNCOVER KEY TO MYELINATION PROCESS:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/279013.php?tw
Posted on 6-25-14
Rather unusual way to potentially treat MS and other autoimmune disorders: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/278622.php?tw
ANNA YODER MS FUND FEATURED IN THE NEWS:ANNA YODER MS FUND TO BENEFIT RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SERVICES, the (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel, Oct. 10. 2013http://tinyurl.com/poxqkg9
ANNA YODER MS FUND ESTABLISHED AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-FORT WAYNE, IPFW news release, Sept. 26, 2013: http://eepurl.com/FUby1
OTHER MS NEWS LINKS:
Number of people with MS worldwide increases by 10 percent in five years to 2.3 million: http://tinyurl.com/lmqvnq3.
THANK YOU DICK THORNTON!
Dick Thornton raised nearly $5,000 which he donated to the Anna Yoder MS Fund in his 14th Annual Dick Thornton MS Golf Tournament held at Foster Park on Sept. 13. All the funds will be used to support MS research, educaiton & outreach services in northeast Indiana.
Check out a few photos from the tournament: