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| | LITTLE ROCK — The Department of Neurology at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine (UAMS) School of Medicine received more than $50,000 for research into multiple sclerosis from the Rampy MS Research Foundation in a ceremony on November 29. | |
Joe and Scott Lumpy, along with other runners and walkers, relayed the check from Bentonville to Little Rock. This run was organized for his Giving Tuesday fundraiser for the foundation. The foundation initially donated $25,000 to UAMS, with donations made during the run adding to the total amount.
“Thanks to generous UAMS supporters like Joe and Scott, and to the runners and walkers who delivered the checks here today, our extraordinary team of neurologists is committed to ensuring that the clinic is tailored to each patient’s individual struggles.” We can advance important work that will allow us to continue to coordinate care in the treatment of MS,” said Cam Patterson, MD, MBA, UAMS Chairman and CEO of UAMS Health. “We are truly impressed by the Lumpy Foundation’s dedication to supporting important research and helping improve the lives of many people with multiple sclerosis. ”
The check was presented to Patterson and Robert L. “Lee” Archer, MD, President of the Department of Neurology.
“UAMS has had a great relationship with the Rampy Foundation and we are very grateful that we can always count on the generosity and passion of the Rampys,” said Archer. “Their steadfast support for his MS research at UAMS has helped fund things like neuroimmunology fellowships and lab creation.”
Joe Lumpy’s multiple sclerosis diagnosis inspired Lumpy’s advocacy for multiple sclerosis research, and in 2012, the Lumpy MS Research Foundation was founded. The foundation organizes several fundraisers, including Trifest, an annual triathlon held in Bentonville, the premier event for his MS. In addition to UAMS, the foundation has donated to Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of California, San Francisco. Since its inception, the foundation has raised nearly $900,000.
Scott Rampy, President and Chief Progress Officer, Rampy MS, said: research foundation. “It is very inspiring to see runners, doctors and researchers all together today. It is a reminder that we are all on the same team when it comes to fighting multiple sclerosis.”
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