Against MS (WAMS)
Enabling professional and personal growth for Canadian women through MS research-focused fundraising.
| From left: Helen Kearns, Linda Mantia, Janice Fukakusa and Phyllis Yaffe
In April 2005, Women Against MS (WAMS) launched in Canada and inducted National MS Society WAMS Chair Teri Garr as honourary member. Since its inception, WAMS in Ontario has raised over $1,790,000.
WAMS is a powerful collective of professional women dedicated to raising research funds to end MS, while participating in exclusive networking opportunities in the GTA.
Funds raised by WAMS in Ontario are directed towards the Transitional Career Development Award, an endMS Research and Training Network grant. This 5-year research grant, worth $500,000, is awarded to an outstanding postdoctoral or clinical fellow to fund the last two years of their postdoctoral study, as well as their first independent MS or MS-related faculty position within a Canadian university or teaching hospital.
In January 2010, the MS Society of Canada announced Dr. Cornelia Laule as the inaugural recipient of this prestigious award. Dr. Laule focuses her research at the University of British Columbia on developing magnetic resonance (MR) techniques to study the pathology of multiple sclerosis.
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To make a donation to WAMS, please contact Heather McEachern.