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The MOG Project is a Maryland-based official 501(c)3 non-profit organization devoted to our local, national and international MOG-AD community.  As a 100% volunteer organization, our mission is to educate, support, and push for research in hopes of finding a cure.

However, we cannot do this without your help in providing funds.

NO donation is too small and will make a difference in the quality that we can provide.  Please consider a donation to help us help you!

Here are some of the areas where your donation has an impact:

  • Providing accurate and up-to-date information for education for MOG-AD patients, caregivers and doctors.
  • Aiding researchers to collect important data for use and consideration in MOG-AD research.
  • Raising funds (big or small) to support MOG-AD and related research.
  • Addressing high volume concerns with renowned experts.
  • Providing awareness materials for support of MOG-AD patients, promote our advocacy mission and bringing awareness to this rare disorder.

We have a few ways to help you donate:

Some Super-Easy Ways

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We give you the choice of either donating to our mission or directly to The MOG Initiative!

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Kenny shows his Fear the Bird t-shirt under a rainbow of hope
Kenny shows off his Fear the Bird t-shirt under a rainbow of hope

Jim Broutman's Foundation at The Mayo Clinic's Neuroimmue Research Laboratory

After a horrific and serious bout of optic neuritis and transverse myelitis which was attributed to the MOG Antibody, our own Chief Media Officer, Jim Broutman, with the help of Dr. Sean Pittock, set up his own foundation allowing people to donate directly to the Mayo Clinic Neuroimmune Research Laboratory specifically to support MOG-AD research.  Please consider supporting this great effort in research, please follow the link below:

Join Jim Broutman in Supporting MOG IgG Associated Disorder Research at Mayo Clinic

For those who prefer donations by Mail

Please send your check made out to The MOG Project and send to:

The MOG Project

P.O. Box 936

Olney, Maryland 20830-0936

Please provide a return address or email so that we can send a receipt for your tax records as all donations are tax-deductible

Pro-tip: also completely free for us, so more of your $$ goes to where it will make the most impact.

Financials

We know that your donations are a heartfelt contribution to our mission.  We are grateful for your donation and are committed to letting you know how your donations are used.

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard University

Michael Levy, MD, PhD

Dr. Levy is an Associate Professor in Neurology who was recently recruited to lead the new Neuroimmunology Division at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His mission is to build a combined clinical and research neuroimmunology program to develop therapies for patients with autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system. Dr. Levy moved from Baltimore, MD, where he was one of the faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 2009 and Director of the Neuromyelitis Optica Clinic.

Clinically, Dr. Levy specializes in taking care of children and adults with rare neuroimmunological diseases including neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, MOG antibody disease and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. In addition to four monthly clinics, Dr. Levy is the principal investigator on several clinical studies and drug trials for these conditions.

In the laboratory, Dr. Levy’s research focuses on four main areas:
1. Development of animal models of neuromyelitis optica (NMO) with the goal of tolerization as a sustainable long term treatment: His team generated a mouse model of NMO based on pathogenic T cells reactive against the aquaporin-4 water channel. Now, they are using this mouse model to create a tolerization therapy to desensitize the immune response to aquaporin-4.
2. Genetic basis of transverse myelitis: His team discovered a genetic mutation in VPS37a found in a group of patients with a familial form of transverse myelitis (TM). To understand how this gene is involved in this immune process, they generated a mouse model with this mutation.
3. The immunopathogenesis of MOG antibody disease: This may depend on a subset of T cells called gamma/delta T cells. These specialize T cells react to MOG in mouse models and attack the central nervous system. In addition to understanding why and how these T cells are involved in MOG antibody disease, they are developing a treatment to target these cells.
4. Biomarker assays for other autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system: They are developing assays that detect autoreactive T cells in NMO and MOG antibody disease. In parallel, they are screening for novel antibodies to glial cells in related disorders such as encephalitis and optic neuritis.