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Anna Yoder Multiple Sclerosis Fund

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The Anna Yoder MS Fund supports multiple sclerosis research, education and outreach services in northeast Indiana for individuals and their communities affected by MS. 

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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.

             SWING FORE an MS Cure
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15th Annual Dick Thornton MS Golf Tournament

ALL proceeds benefit
the Anna Yoder MS Fund for
MS Research, Education and Outreach
Services in Northeast Indiana

12:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 29
 at Whispering Creek Golf Club, New Haven

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  Foursome: Just $240; or $60/individual

  Be a HOLE SPONSOR for $100. Sponsorshiis 100% tax deductible. Click HERE to register your team & to get more info on the tournament.

For hole sponsorship info, click on: SPONSOR A HOLE

  Last year, the tournament raised nearly $5,000 for the
Anna Yoder MS Fund and all monies were used in NE Indiana!
Cost of MS drugs in the United States is rising
five to seven times faster than the normal rate of
drug inflation, according to a new study in the journal Neurology.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_152204.html

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    Check out info from this new study      

    on the mapping of the progression

    of MS in the body:  

 

 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/289175.php?tw

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Chances are if you were to pass by someone with multiple sclerosis, you might not realize she or he had the condition. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/lmtzgko

Bluffton Event Draws Large Attendance

                                       Dr. Ivorine Yu

   MDr._Yu_at_Bluffton.jpgore 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 mobility aids and other equipment and resources to help people
live as independently as possible. 
            Stay tuned for an Education/Outreach event coming to your community soon!                                 

Major project will collect data on MS patients:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/286925.php?tw 

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             MS in the News

 

 

 RECENT NEWS ABOUT MS:

Posted June 1, 2015
An Entirely New Way to Think About MS:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/844354

Posted June 1, 2015
Scientific evidence of remyelination in MS:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/843261

Posted Jan. 27, 2015
Scientists find gene vital to central nervous system 

Posted Jan. 27, 2015
NMSS 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 MS

http://www.aao.org/newsroom/release/research-shows-likelihood-of-ms-diagnosis-among-uveitis-patients.cfm

Posted Aug. 27, 2014
Novel 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: 

WANE-TV: http://www.wane.com/news/local/iu-school-of-medicine-received-500000-to-start-multiple-sclerosis-research        

ONE FAMILY'S STRUGGLE WITH MS LEADS TO FUND TO HELP PIONEER LOCAL RESEARCH, the (Fort Wayne) Journal Gazette, Oct. 10, 2013:http://tinyurl.com/ozhurlf

ANNA YODER MS FUND TO BENEFIT RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH SERVICES, the (Fort Wayne) News-Sentinel, Oct. 10. 2013
http://tinyurl.com/poxqkg9
 

ANNA YODER MS FUND ESTABLISHED AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE-FORT WAYNEIPFW news release, Sept. 26, 2013:  http://eepurl.com/FUby1

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         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 heDick_Thornton_solo.jpg
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, education & outreach services in northeast Indiana.

Photos from the 2014 tournament:

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