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Anna Yoder Multiple Sclerosis Fund

                                                SWING INTO ACTION

      Help people with MS by participating in the
    14th Annual Fort Wayne MS Golf Tournament
      Saturday, Sept. 13, 8 a.m. at Foster Park.

Tournament founder and host Dick Thornton, who was diagnosed with MS 18 years ago, has named the Anna Yoder MS Fund as a recipient of proceeds from this year's tournament. ALL proceeds donated to the Anna Yoder MS Fund will be used for research, education and outreach services to improve the lives of individuals in NE Indiana communities who are impacted by MS.

For more info and to register a team, click here: ThorntonMSGolfFlyer-6-5-14.pdf

For info on being a hole sponsor (for just $100), click here:  ThorntonMSGolf Hole SponsorshipForm.pdf

Dick is also seeking donated gift cards and merchandise for the live auction following the tournament and hog roast. Please contact him at 260-749-5487, his cell at  260-579-1525, or via email at fightmswithme2@aol.com; or call the Anna Yoder MS Fund office at 260-481-0577.

THANK YOU!!!!

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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.

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             MS in the News

 

 

 RECENT NEWS ABOUT MS:

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

Posted on 6-20-14
Research at Univ. of Connect. using stem cells shows promise for MS treatments:  http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/278386.php?tw

Posted on 5-21-14
Explanations for why MS is more common in women than men: 
http://medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276619.php?tw
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/276658.php?tw

        Posted on 5-1-14
      Combination therapy shows effectivevess in treating 
      symptoms of relapsing MS:
      http://www.nih.gov/news/health/apr2014/ninds-29.htm

 Posted on 4-29-2014
       American Academy of Neurology issues consensus on
      use of of medical marijuana to treat certain MS             
      symptoms: https://tinyurl.com/mns4unx
     
        Posted on 4-1-14
Good news for people with relapsing-remitting MS: a generic form of the injectable drug Copaxone shows equal efficacy and may soon be available. This will be the first such generic MS drug availble in the U.S.: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/274733.php?tw

Posted on 3-18-14
OBESITY AND BIRTH CONTROL PILLS MAY INCREASE RISK OF MS: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/273248.php

Posted on 3-4-14
NC TEEN RUNNER IS AMONG FASTES RUNNERS IN THE NATIONA (and by the way, she has MS):  http://nyti.ms/1eYM5hO
POSTED on 2-26-14:

ANTIBODY MAY DETECT MS IN BLOOD YEARS BEFORE SYMPTOMS APPEAR: https://tinyurl.com/n6uzklm

Posted on 1-14-14:
PATIENTS WITH MS MAY BE AT INCREASED RISK OF DEVELOPING CANCER: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140114130842.htm

ANTIOXIDANT DRUG KNOCKS DOWN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS-LIKE DISEASE IN MICE: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131226181710.htm

 
 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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Number of people with MS worldwide increases by 10 percent in five years to 2.3 million: http://tinyurl.com/lmqvnq3.