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Defeat MSA Canada is a Canadian registered organization that aspires to balance efforts to support patients, educate medical professionals, raise public awareness and nurture promising research.

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GIVE HELP, GIVE HOPE – ANNOUNCING THE 2020 RAYS OF HOPE HOLIDAY FUNDRAISER!

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4 Ways to Support Our Efforts:

1) Create a Facebook Fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/fund/defeatmsacanada/

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2) Donate Directly to Our Secure Website (dedications to a loved one are possible too): www.msacanada.ca/donate-to-us/

4) Via Cheque, Send to:  Defeat MSA Canada/Vaincre AMS Canada,  3041 Dougall Avenue, Suite 208, Windsor, Ontario N9E 1S3

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NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL – BECAUSE EVERY AMOUNT GIVES HOPE TO THOSE THAT NEED IT! 

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MSA EXPERT
SPOTLIGHT

Wouter Peelaerts, PhD

Wouter Peelaerts, PhD

KU Leuven, Belgium

Dr. Wouter Peelaerts is an experienced neuroscientist with special expertise in degenerative brain diseases. He earned his Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from KU Leuven and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship there focused on neurobiology and gene therapy under the mentorship of Prof. Veerle Baekelandt. His efforts helped uncover new insights that further link the abnormal protein alpha-synuclein to neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s and Multiple System Atrophy. He has received numerous accolades for his research, including the 2020 JiePie award for MSA research, a prestigious 2017–2019 Fulbright Fellowship and the ATCG and ID&T postdoctoral award. In 2017, he joined the lab of Dr. Patrik Brundin at Van Andel Institute, MI, USA. His current research focuses on drug repurposing and how infections can trigger Multiple System Atrophy. Dr. Peelaerts serves on the Scientific and Medical Research Advisory Committee for the six charities that make up MSA United International Consortium, which includes Defeat MSA Alliance (USA). He is Chair of the Alliance’s Scientific Research Section.

List of Publications

Christopher T. Tulisiak, Mercado G, Peelaerts W, Brundin L, Brundin P. 2019. Chapter Seventeen – Can infections trigger alpha-synucleinopathies? Progress in molecular biology and translational science. Vol 168. Pages 299-322.

Quansah E*, Peelaerts W*, Langston JW, Simon DK, Colca J, Brundin P. 2018. Targeting energy metabolism via the mitochondrial pyruvate carrier as a novel approach to attenuate neurodegeneration. Mol Neurodegener 13:28.
*Contributed equally

Peelaerts W, Outeiro TF. 2017. Synuclein misfolding as a therapeutic target. Disease-modifying therapies and targets in neurodegenerative disorders. Academic Press.

Peelaerts W, Baekelandt V. 2016. ɑ-Synuclein strains and the variable pathologies of synucleinopathies. J Neurochem 139(Suppl 1):256–274.

 

Spotlight Links

“Sticking With MSA” -Dr. Wouter Peelearts (Defeat MSA Alliance Blog Launch, April 2019)

Fulbright grantee (2017–2018)

Integrated DNA Technologies and Advanced Technologies and Community Giving Foundation award (2017)

FWO postdoctoral fellowship (2017 – 2020)

Annual Award for Movement Disorders, best scientific article published by a young investigator (2015)

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Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe – #KickMSA

The Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe ™ has traveled to multiple countries, rubbed shoulders with some notable people and visited many famous landmarks. The Shoe is a tool for spreading MSA awareness, increasing support for MSA patients and their caregivers and fighting MSA by raising vital research dollars. It’s journey is undertaken in memory of all those that have died due to MSA and in support of all those presently fighting Multiple System Atrophy!

To date, the Shoe has “Kicked MSA” in many countries around the world. Learn more about the story and the globetrotting journey of the MSA Awareness Shoe under MSA Awareness tab or via its website: www.MSAshoe.org

#DefeatMSACanada #KickMSA #MSAcanada #DefeatMSA

about the

Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe – #KickMSA

The Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe ™ has traveled to multiple countries, rubbed shoulders with some notable people and visited many famous landmarks. The Shoe is a tool for spreading MSA awareness, increasing support for MSA patients and their caregivers and fighting MSA by raising vital research dollars. It’s journey is undertaken in memory of all those that have died due to MSA and in support of all those presently fighting Multiple System Atrophy!

To date, the Shoe has “Kicked MSA” in many countries around the world. Learn more about the story and the globetrotting journey of the MSA Awareness Shoe under the awareness tab or via its website: www.MSAshoe.org

#DefeatMSA #MSACanada #KickMSA #DeFeetMSA

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Defeat MSA Canada invites all our friends and allies, around the world, to join us in this noble fight, to speak for those who cannot, with one mind, one heart and one voice: to defeat MSA forever!

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OUR LEGACY GRANTS

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LEGACY

GRANTS

The Defeat MSA Canada special Individual Named Legacy Grants program enables donors to fund a scientific research, medical education, patient support or public awareness grant and name it in their own name, in tribute to someone or in memory of a loved one. The Legacy Grants program designates four levels of grants: $10,000 (Platinum), $8,000 (Gold), $5,000 (Silver) and $2,000 (Bronze) in addition to Legacy Grants starter fundraisers at $1000 each. Please email us: legacyfunds@MSAcanada.ca, if you are interested in finding out more about this lasting gift.

MSA BLOGS 

Caregiver’s Blog

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SEMINAR: “A-Syn Conformational Strains and Patient Perspective”

SEMINAR: “A-Syn Conformational Strains and Patient Perspective”

MSA Researcher Raphaella So, PhD candidate (Toronto), and Defeat MSA Patient Advocate Beverly K. Wilson offer some informed insights on Multiple System Atrophy in a recent talk sponsored by our friends at Cure Parkinson’s UK. Beverly’s presentation describes the...

Advocate’s Blog

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RECENT VOLUNTEERS!

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RECENT VOLUNTEERS!

            A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR RECENT VOLUNTEERS! Together, We Can and Will Defeat MSA Forever!! SANDRA BETTENHAUSEN MARY BETH MCCORD FLYNN MICHAEL SMITH DAMIEN GAFFNEY MIKE BOYLAN, JR JEANNINE BRAGG CRAIG STEVENS SUSAN YOUNG...

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“Defeat MSA Canada is an amazing organization, giving voice to those affected by this little known, devastating disease. This grass roots effort grew as a work of love and devotion by its founders. Indescribable grief and suffering has been channeled into positive action to help fund vital research and provide support for others dealing with MSA. It is an important and worthwhile organization and I hope to see it continue to serve more and more Canadians in need.”

Elena Fracassa, MS

“The charity remains true to its objective of supporting patients and families living with this dreadful disease, through supporting vital research and helping to network to connect families affected by MSA. This disease does not have a marathon or a 5k run in its name; the charity uses an intriguing device: a traveling shoe as a symbolic marathon to spread awareness among lay public about this devastating disease. “

Dr. Pratik Bhattacharya, MD, MPH

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