Research Projects to find a cure for MS
o National MS Society – Dr. Sergio Baranzini - $40,000 towards the The MS Microbiome Consortium gut bacteria project.
o MercyOne Ruan Neurology Clinic - Dr. Bruce Hughes – $16,000 towards funding a research project proving benefits from physical activity at MercyOne Clive Rehabilitation Hospital for an MS patient.
Improving the quality of life of local Iowans affected with MS
o MS Moments - $25,000 towards helping potentially 15 to 20 families with financial assistance to individuals with MS in Central Iowa to allow them to become members of a fitness organization to promote health, exercise, and mental and physical well-being.
o MercyOne Clive Rehabilitation Hospital - $16,000 towards the purchase of new equipment and nutrition program for someone with MS.