Water Cove Charitable Foundation Contributes $50,000 To Boston Cure Project For Multiple Sclerosis

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Belinda Vandervoort, belinda@bostoncure.org, 781-235-2882
Krista Milne, krista.milne@comcast.net, 617/969-0770
Art Mellor, art@bostoncure.org, 781/487-0008


Waltham, MA -- February 25, 2003 -- The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) announced the Water Cove Charitable Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Boston Cure Project and will match any contributions and those exceeding what a contributor gave in 2002, totaling up to an additional $50,000. The generous matching offer runs from January 1-April 30, 2003.

Art Mellor, CEO and co-founder of the Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis said, 'We are extremely grateful to the Water Cove Charitable Foundation for its continued support of the Boston Cure Project. The generous Water Cove contribution and matching program will greatly help us implement our Cure Map, or plan, to cure Multiple Sclerosis.' Mellor added, 'There has never been a better time than now to contribute.'

The Trustees of the Water Cove Foundation, who wish to remain anonymous, issued the following statement: Multiple Sclerosis is a debilitating disease we hope is cured in our lifetimes. We're extremely pleased to assist the Boston Cure Project in its efforts to determine the causes of MS that lead to a cure.

About The Boston Cure Project

The Boston Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, www.bostoncure.org, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to curing Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by determining its causes. Boston Cure Project believes this effort can be accelerated by organizing the research process and encouraging collaboration between research organizations and clinicians. A "Cure Map" is currently being developed by the Boston Cure Project to establish what is known and what is not known about the causes of MS. From the Cure Map, Boston Cure Project will facilitate research most likely to reveal the causes of MS in the shortest time through a large-scale, multidisciplinary, MS Repository. For more information about the Boston Cure Project or to make a corporate or individual donation, call 781/487-0008, visit bostoncure.org, or send an email to info-web0706@bostoncure.org.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system that often results in severe disability including the inability to walk, blindness, cognitive dysfunction, extreme fatigue and other serious symptoms. MS affects over 400,000 people in the US and 2 million individuals worldwide. The disorder occurs twice as often in women as in men. The cause is not known and there is no known cure.