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Defeat MSA: Joseph G. Fortier Foundation...

Defeat MSA: Joseph G. Fortier Found...
CROWDRISE : Dec 18, 2013
Tax ID: 46-0661655
BASED: St Clr Shores, MI, United States



The Defeat MSA-JGF Foundation is named after my brother, Joe. He was afflicted with a terrible disease, Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). MSA is a rare, rapidly degenerative and little known disorder. He died at age 56 in 2013, succumbing to the disease only 3 years after diagnosis. 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!

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.

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

Tax ID: 46-0661655 •


In Caram Memoriam of Joe Fortier

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