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Defeat MSA: Joseph G. Fortier Foundation for Multiple System Atrophy

Defeat MSA aims to increase AWARENESS, help ALLEVIATE disease symptoms and ADVANCE research toward the cure for MSA! Our need is dire, our cause is urgent and our fight is just beginning! Tax ID 46-0661655


Our Mission and Aims

Much attention is focused on more widely known diseases, and Multiple System Atrophy is often overlooked. MSA patients are confronted with a grim prognosis and left with few options.

Defeat MSA aims to increase AWARENESS about MSA, help ALLEVIATE symptoms and ADVANCE research towards a cure.


Our Promise


We promise to work towards raising awareness within the medical profession and in society about the nature of Multiple System Atrophy and the everyday challenges faced by people living with it.


We promise to work towards helping to alleviate disease symptoms and support patients living with Multiple System Atrophy and their caregivers.


We promise to foster a free and open dialogue that serves to advance scientific research. With confidence, and together with other like-minded charities, we will build a coalition of patients, caregivers, researchers, donors and policy-makers in an effort to pursue our common cause - to win the battle and forever defeat Multiple System Atrophy.