Profile of a Supporter: The ziMS Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA Tidewater Tails
R yan W. Zimmerman is a professional baseball player for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. In 1995, Ryan’s mother, Cheryl was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic and unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system. In 2006, Ryan established the ziMS Foundation in his hometown of Virginia Beach, VA. The Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of Multiple Sclerosis by funding comprehensive support and educational programs As President of the ziMS Foundation, Ryan is excited by the prospect of giving back to his community and finding a cure for this unpredictable disease. “My family has given me the support to fulfill my dreams. The Washington Nationals have given me the opportunity to play the game that I love at the highest level in our nation’s
capital. I am thrilled to have launched a foundation that I hope can make a real impact in the life of my family as well as many others afflicted by MS.” In the US, the number of people with MS is estimated to be about 400,000, with approximately 10,000 new cases diagnosed every year (that’s 200 new cases per week). The Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS by funding comprehensive support and educational programs. We are grateful to the ziMS Foundation for providing a scholarship for Kathy Cvizic and Radar.
Saint Francis Service Dogs is happy to introduce Amy Milberger, our Director of Philanthropy. Amy Milberger has over fourteen years of professional non-profit experience. She served as the Vice President of Development at Feeding America Southwest Virginia and most recently as the Director of Development at The Jefferson Center. She has extensive experience in all aspects of non-profit philanthropy, from development to integrated marketing and strategic planning. We are thrilled to welcome Amy to the team- please be sure to say hello when you come by!
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