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  • Title: AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: .. Skip to main content.. Home.. Contact Us.. Search form.. Donate.. Volunteer.. Connect.. Main menu.. About Us.. Our Impact.. Support ACP.. News Events.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Previous.. Pause.. Next.. OPT-UP Program and Clincal Study.. The OPT-UP Program is a unique, US-based, real-world, MS outcomes clinical study and collaborative research program designed to answer these questions and enable an era of optimized MS treatment.. Read more.. MS Patient-Powered Research Network.. The MS-PPRN engages people with MS to help drive research by sharing health info and  ...   Fenway Park).. view all tweets.. Latest Tweets.. Tweets by @AcceleratedCure.. The Accelerated Cure Project for MS is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization whose mission is to accelerate efforts toward a cure for multiple sclerosis by rapidly advancing research that determines its causes and mechanisms.. 2014 Accelerated Cure Project.. All rights reserved.. Site Map.. Privacy Policy.. Connect with us.. Twitter.. Facebook.. YouTube.. LinkedIn.. To increase the text size on this page, please hit the Ctrl button on your keyboard while scrolling up with your mouse..

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  • Title: Contact Us | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Contact Us.. Mission.. History and Milestones.. People.. Annual Reports.. Policies.. Stay Connected.. Opportunities at ACP.. If you would like to contact ACP, please send an email to.. info@acceleratedcure.. org.. , call us at 781-487-0008, or contact us by regular mail at the following address:.. Accelerated Cure Project.. 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 420.. Waltham, MA 02451.. View larger map.. Learn about opportunities at ACP.. Make a donation..

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  • Title: Making a Donation | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Making a Donation.. Making a Donation.. In Honor of and Memory Gifts.. Where Your Money Goes.. Other Ways to Help.. FAQs About Giving.. What People Say.. Volunteer Opportunities.. Young Professionals Accelerating the Cure (YPAC).. Champion Spotlights.. Donor Privacy Policy.. The Accelerated Cure Project relies on contributions to fund our mission to accelerate advances towards a cure for multiple sclerosis.. Donor contributions enable ACP to.. make an impact.. and help us achieve our mission, and we look forward to your continued support.. We accept cash contributions by check, credit card, or wire transfer, and gifts of goods or services that will help us with our operations or events.. Because we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, your support may also entitle you to a tax deduction.. We are also pleased to use any volunteer time you might wish to provide, as well, and would encourage you to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and events.. You can make a donation in the following ways:.. Contributions by Credit Card.. We can accept credit card contributions through the Donor Pages organization (which will be reflected on your credit card bill), an organization that provides (among other things) subsidized credit card  ...   MA 02110.. Routing number: 321 081 669.. Account number: 80001172171 (NOTE: New for as of July 2012).. Contributions through United Way giving program.. While we are not listed with the United Way, you can use our United Way Restricted Contribution Code of M337457 to direct funds to us through the United Way giving program.. In-Kind Donations.. Accelerated Cure Project is also in need of in-kind donations of equipment and services for our business operations and events.. Currently, we have specific need for the following:.. Color printers.. Good quality office furniture.. Matching Gifts.. Many companies have "Matching Gift Programs" for charitable contributions made by their employees.. This means that for every dollar an employee gives to an approved charitable organization, their employer will contribute some additional amount.. Please ask your human resources department whether your company offers a program like this.. If so, let us know and we'll help you fill out the necessary paperwork to multiply your contribution by taking advantage of this generous benefit.. If you would like any additional information about donating, please call ACP at 781-487-0008 or email us at.. Make a gift in honor of a loved one.. See why people support ACP..

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  • Title: Volunteer Opportunities | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Volunteer Opportunities.. Volunteers make a huge difference in ACP’s success and thousands of hours are donated each year to support ACP events and activities like the opportunities outlined below.. Take a look and see if any of these activities may be of interest to you, and feel free to contact Melissa Mullen at 781-487-0008 or.. mmullen@acceleratedcure.. or Lindsey Miller at 781-487-0013 or.. lmiller@acceleratedcure.. directly for more information.. Work in the ACP offices as an intern or volunteer.. ACP can always use an extra set of hands around the office to help with large mailings, event preparation, our scientific programs, and other administrative tasks.. Please.. contact us.. to learn more.. Assist with data entry into the ACP Repository.. The.. ACP Repository.. is always looking for responsible, detail-oriented volunteers that would be able to assist the Repository and Operations Director with data entry.. This is a great opportunity for people who are able to come into our offices in Waltham and work closely with our staff.. Contribute to the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum.. If you have a scientific background and/or are conducting research, numerous opportunities exist to help us build bridges among MS researchers and catalyze progress toward novel and fruitful insights.. Please join the.. MS Discovery Forum.. , help to spread the word to your colleagues to join, or contact the forum’s.. Executive Editor.. to work with us on other ways of leveraging this amazing online resource.. Host a fundraiser.. Do you have an idea for your own event? Hosting a fundraising event is a  ...   (YPAC).. YPAC.. is a Boston-based event-planning offshoot of ACP that helps to raise funds and educate others about MS.. They spearhead events like the yearly Scavenger Hunt and are always looking for new members to get involved.. If you’re in the Boston area consider joining this group.. Start a letter writing campaign.. A letter writing campaign is a quick and easy way for you to fundraise on behalf of ACP.. We provide you with a letter template and mailing list spreadsheet.. All you need to do is personalize the letter and fill in the spreadsheet with your family, friends and supporters.. We take care of preparing the mailing and all postage costs! This is a great way to allow your network the opportunity to support an organization you are involved in.. Apply for the Mary J.. Szczepanski "Never Give Up" MS Scholarship.. If you are a high school or college student who has worked to raise funds for Multiple Sclerosis, you may be eligible to apply for a scholarship from the Mary J.. Szczepanski.. "Never Give Up".. MS Scholarship Foundation.. Since 1997, this non-profit organization has been providing scholarships to students who have used their creativity and determination to raise funds for MS.. The Foundation has partnered with ACP in its efforts to raise funds and awareness to find a cure for this deadly disease.. For information on their national program, please visit their website.. MS Scholarship.. or contact Rick Szczepanski, director at 616-791-2069.. Stay connected with ACP.. Learn about other ways to help ACP..

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  • Title: Stay Connected | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Stay Connected.. There are a number of ways to stay connected with ACP—join our.. Facebook page.. or.. LinkedIn Group.. ,.. follow us on Twitter.. , or subscribe to our email announcements on upcoming.. fundraising events.. volunteer opportunities.. , and other.. ACP news.. by entering your contact information below.. Note: Subscribe to our.. iConquerMS™ Newsletter.. if would like to stay up-to-date on the status and next steps for the.. After you fill out the "stay connected" form below, please look for confirmation.. We will not share your information with any outside parties.. *.. = required fields.. First Name.. Last Name.. Email.. Confirm Email.. Organization.. Title.. Address 1.. Address 2.. City.. State/Province..  ...   nervous system (transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, optic neuritis).. I have a family member, friend, or loved one with multiple sclerosis (or transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, optic neuritis).. I would like to be contacted about participating in the.. I am interested in.. volunteering with ACP.. I work in the research or medical field.. How did you first hear about ACP?.. Comments/Questions/Additional Feedback:.. CAPTCHA.. Please confirm you are a person.. Math question.. 1 + 1 =.. Solve this simple math problem and enter the result.. E.. g.. for 1+3, enter 4.. Like our Facebook page.. Follow us on Twitter.. Check out our latest events and news..

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  • Title: About Us | Overview | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: About Us | Overview.. About Us | Overview.. The Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (ACP) is a patient-founded national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating advances toward a cure for MS.. Read ACP’s mission statement and learn how we are impacting MS.. Learn about the formation and growth of ACP.. Discover the  ...   with ACP.. Learn about ACP's Conflict of Interest Donor Policies.. Review ACP’s past annual and financial reports.. Sign up for our mailing list.. Learn about current positions available at ACP.. Obtain directions to the ACP office and view our contact information.. Support ACP’s.. mission.. Read about ACP’s impact on the MS.. community..

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  • Title: Our Impact | Overview | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Our Impact | Overview.. OPT-UP Program and Clinical Study.. Orion Bionetworks.. Other Initiatives.. Scientific Publications.. Our Impact | Overview.. How can a small organization make a big impact toward curing MS? Not by funding a few more research projects, but by enabling researchers worldwide to make more breakthroughs at a faster pace!.. We catalyze essential and innovative research by:.. Providing a stimulating, open online community for MS researchers that fosters the generation of novel ideas.. Making it possible for researchers to test out these ideas by quickly and inexpensively providing them with the essential “raw materials” they need.. Promoting open access principles in MS research so that information flows freely to those who can optimize its impact.. Key Contributions.. ACP’s uniquely  ...   to educate and connect investigators who study MS, catalyzing connections across disciplines that help accelerate our progress toward curing MS.. The MS-PPRN engages people with MS to help drive MS research by sharing their health information and connecting with researchers via an online portal (iConquerMS.. TM.. ) to accelerate efforts toward improving treatments and finding a cure for MS.. Some of our early-stage initiatives to enable research include the development of an integrated data repository to leverage the power of “big data”, and the ACP Clinical Effectiveness Study Network.. ACP resources—such as the Repository—have enabled more than 75 studies worldwide, including some of the scientific publications found in this section.. Review research studies we have enabled.. Learn about the MS Discovery Forum..

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  • Title: Support ACP | Overview | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Support ACP | Overview.. Support ACP | Overview.. Look here to learn how you can help us accelerate efforts toward a cure for multiple sclerosis by rapidly advancing research that determines its causes and mechanisms.. Learn about the numerous ways you can make a donation to ACP.. Discover how you can make a tribute or memorial gift to honor and remember family,  ...   more about the unique opportunities to support our programs.. Get answers to popular questions about giving to ACP.. Read what people are saying about our organization.. Discover how to support ACP through volunteer initiatives.. Learn about our Boston-based volunteer group.. Read spotlights about some of the people dedicated to championing ACP’s cause.. Review our donor privacy policy.. Find a fundraising event near you..

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  • Title: News and Events | Overview | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: News and Events | Overview.. 2014 All Star Event.. Rally North America.. 2013/2014 Events.. Awards and Recognition.. Honorees.. In the News.. MS Coalition.. Newsletter.. Past Events.. Press Releases.. Press Room.. News and Events | Overview.. Look here for the latest ACP news and events including details about our upcoming fundraising events, bios of our honorees, and information about our awards and recognition.. If you would like a general overview of ACP, please visit our press  ...   country.. 2013-2014 Events.. Support ACP by attending one of the events in your area.. Learn more about the individuals and organizations ACP has recognized for their impact on accelerating the pace of MS research.. Review some of the stories featuring ACP and our partners.. Stay updated on ACP’s latest news by reading our quarterly newsletter.. Learn more about ACP’s latest announcements.. Get a general overview of all ACP has to offer.. View our latest Annual Report..

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  • Title: Mission | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: Mission.. ACP is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating research efforts to improve diagnosis, to optimize treatment and to cure multiple sclerosis.. ACP believes that research is the only way to greatly improve the outlook for people with MS.. The organization promotes scientific collaboration and accelerates research by rapidly and cost-effectively providing researchers with data and biospecimens they need to explore novel research ideas that can lead to better care for people with MS.. Its strategic initiatives include:.. : A collection of highly characterized biosamples and data from over 3,000 subjects, available to any scientists conducting research that can positively impact people with MS.. Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum.. : An online community connecting, educating, and challenging researchers (.. www.. msdiscovery.. ).. The.. OPT-UP Program.. : A large-scale, real world treatment outcomes clinical study and collaborative research program to optimize treatment of MS and understand progressive disability.. The organization's innovative approach enables MS research to advance rapidly and catalyzes collaborative efforts toward a significant impact on this devastating disease.. Its resources have supported 70 research studies worldwide and generated almost 300 million returned data points for collaborative data mining and disease modeling.. Learn more about how we are leveraging innovation and collaboration to have an impact on MS.. Innovation:.. Catalyzing a new approach to MS.. ACP’s approach is to act as a catalyst for advances in MS research in two  ...   research community to have a powerful impact on the generation of novel hypotheses that will shape future studies in MS.. We believe the site will catalyze connections across disciplines that will help accelerate us toward a cure.. ACP is a founding member of the.. , a multi-institution cooperative alliance, that is unlocking the power of shared data and predictive modeling to help transform our understanding of diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and accelerate the search for cures.. The launch of the ACP Clinical Effectiveness Study Network also promises substantial future impact.. This network brings together our ACP Repository clinical sites into an organized group focused on designing and conducting important clinical research in MS and other related disorders.. is a unique, US-based, real-world, MS outcomes clinical study and collaborative research program designed to answer these questions and enable an era of optimized MS treatment.. Impact: Addressing the challenges of the MS research community.. It is clear—especially when one looks at how quickly the.. has grown—that ACP has helped to address a significant challenge for the MS research community.. The Repository now has thousands of samples and datasets, as well as millions of data points deposited for the benefit of all researchers.. To date, ACP’s biosamples and data have.. enabled a great number of research studies worldwide.. , many of which could not have taken place without the Repository..

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  • Title: What People Say | AcceleratedCure.org
    Descriptive info: What People Say.. "Resources developed by ACP have made important contributions to accelerate research, particularly large scale collaborative MS projects such as the ones performed in my laboratory.. Their innovative approach supports investigators' efforts to better understand this complex disease.. ".. Philip DeJager, M.. D.. , Ph.. Director for Basic and Translational Research.. Neurosciences Institute, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.. "As a single mother with MS, Accelerated Cure Project gives me hope for a healthy future for myself and for my children.. As a volunteer, I like to bring MS education to my family, my friends, and the public and to promote Accelerated Cure Project, to make a cure feel within reach.. Tracey Cleversey with her children Reagan and Harry.. "The data gathered for the ACP Repository will certainly be of benefit to MS researchers.. Having blood samples to go along with clinical data could provide insights into genetics and immunology, and how these impact response to therapy and disease course.. Ben Thrower, M.. Medical Director.. Multiple Sclerosis Institute at Shepherd Center.. "When I was diagnosed with MS my doctor mentioned the work ACP was doing to accelerate research, so I became involved in their study and the organization.. By volunteering, I really feel my time and support will have an impact in one day finding a cure.. Lindsey Miller, Patient and ACP Volunteer.. Member of Young Professionals Accelerating the Cure (YPAC).. "The ACP Repository project represents the largest and most comprehensive ascertainment of historical, epidemiologic, genetic, and clinical data on multiple sclerosis to date…The highly coordinated team that has been assembled at ACP, is among the most professional, dedicated, and effective that I have had the privilege to work with during the course of my academic career.. Elliot Frohman, M.. Professor of Neurology.. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.. "It's not all about me just because I’ve been diagnosed with MS.. It’s about the hundreds of thousands of others whose lives will  ...   in my lifetime.. Cindy Elia.. “When I was diagnosed with this unpredictable disease, I was very scared, even though it was already in my family.. When I learned about Accelerated Cure Project and the work they do to find the causes of MS, I felt so relieved to learn about their dedication and commitment toward curing MS.. It’s like being part of a family, which is why my sister and I fundraise for Accelerated Cure Project in memory of our brother Edmund.. Nancy Medeiros with her sister Judy.. “I am glad I found a positive place for my energies to be used.. I believe a cure will be found for MS with the help of the Accelerated Cure project’s efforts.. Nancy Costello.. “I am so grateful for the Accelerated Cure Project.. These folks are doing work that I can’t do.. My support of their mission gives me the hope I need to face the unknown.. My goal is to continue to be active and available to my family, my friends and my community.. I believe Accelerated Cure Project shares my goals.. Sara Whitford with her husband David.. “Living with MS is something our family has had to continually adjust to.. The reason we support Accelerated Cure Project is so that one day, others will never have to.. Jim O’Brien with his brother-in-law Todd Brown.. “The singular mission and dedication to the job that each staff member brings makes volunteering for Accelerated Cure Project feel effortless.. Working with the staff has been one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences I have had.. Rosalind Joffe.. “My hope grew when I found the Accelerated Cure Project six years ago, right after I was diagnosed.. I continue to find hope in their work and am convinced that through it, I will live to see the end of this disease.. Anna Peabody with her father George and mother Nancy.. View ACP’s awards and recognition.. Review volunteer opportunities..

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