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Happy Holiday!!!

  During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. We cannot thank you enough for your suppoort. And in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely: Thank You and Best Wishes For the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

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FFFoundation MSA Youth Soccer Tournament

Oluwafunmilayo Khafasat Fashina Foundation wishes to invite you to our “One-day Youth Soccer Tournament”, holding on the 20th of December, 2014 at the Campos Mini Stadium, Igbosere, Lagos Island. Kick-off time is 9:00am.   The FFFoundation Youth Soccer Tournament is targeted towards harnessing “Youths” and “Sports” in boosting awareness for Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), as well as to raise funds for

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Daily exercise reduce risk of Parkinson’s disease

A recent study, which followed about 27, 863 females and 15, 505 males: a total of 43, 368 individuals for 12.6 years to examine the impact of physical acivities on Parkinson's disease risks has shown that a medium amount of physcal activities, such as house hold chores, walking the dog(s), liesure exercises, commuting, dancing or using the stairs can lower the chances of developing the condition.  In other to anaylse the link between

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October 11th MSA Awareness Trek

  On the 11th of October, Funmi Fashina Foundation and Friends decided once again to organize an Awareness Walk to sensitize the public about Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA). The Foundation had previously taken her awareness trek to Ikoyi/Lagos Island and to Surulere. This time we decided to walk from Maryland Junction to the Ikeja Bridge and back. This was a total of 9.6 kilometres, equalling about 6 miles. The walk was scheduled to start at

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October 3rd is World MSA Day!

October 3rd is recognized as World MSA Day worldwide. It is a day set aside to reflect on the Multiple Systems Atrophy campaign, a day to look back on how far we have come, what we have done and what we need to do to fight this dreaded beast to a stand. It is a day to celebrate the lives of everyone that we have lost to MSA, to light a candle for an hour at 8pm  everywhere in the world, so that as we do this around the globe a wave of light

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The Ice Bucket Challenge! Any Relationship between ALS and MSA?

There is a buzz going on right now. Individuals are voluntarily drenching themselves in cold water, and the videos are going viral. Many more are joining in the campaign. The “Ice bucket challenge” is not new to anyone who has spent some time online recently. It involves the nomination of participants to be filmed dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads and nominating others to do the same in order to raise awareness

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The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition Appoints Five Members to Board of Directors

The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition, a growing nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization has announced the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors. Earlier this year the Coalition announced the election of its executive directors. The MSA Coalition now has 4 Executive Directors, 6 Board members and 2 Physician Advisors. These 12 dedicated volunteers are fully focused on executing The MSA Coalition mission of education, support, advocacy

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Can Cinnamon Save Your Brain From Deteriorating?

Cinnamon is a popular spice obtained from the inner back of several trees and principally used in cookery as a condiment and flavouring material. It is used in the preparation of chocolate and many desert recipes, such as apple pie, doughnuts; as well as spicy candies, coffee, tea, hot cocoa, liquer, and basically sweet dishes. In ancient times, Cinnamon as a warm and dry substancewas believed by doctors to cure feckles, snake bites, common cold,

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FFFoundation Neurological Seminar For Nurses

  Funmi Fashina Foundation (FFF) will be hosting nurses to a one-day neurology training workshop on Parkinsonism (PD) and Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The training is aimed at introducing the concept of specialized care for patients with Parkinsoniism and Multiple System Atrophy, and to prvovide nurses who work with neurologists or are otherwise in contact with persons with these neurogenerative diseases with the basic knowledge and skills

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MSA connection to the British royal family

The Duchess of Cambridge's uncle, Gary Goldsmith has revealed for the first time about his late father's neurological disorder.  Carole Middleton's brother, opened up recently about Kate's grandfather, Ronald Goldsmith spending a total of eight years struggling with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The 49-year-old hopes to set up a charitable trust that raises money for people living with MSA. Gary also talks a bit about the

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