Hilton Foundation gives $1.3 million for Multiple Sclerosis center
February 07, 2013
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation recently announced further support in its work to cure multiple sclerosis and help those affected by the disease enjoy a better quality of life. The foundation granted $1.3 million to the Cleveland Clinic over the next three years to help the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas expand the program at its Multiple Sclerosis Center, according to the Foundation Center.
Following the grant's announcement, Ruvo Center's MS program director Timothy West said the organization was grateful for the opportunity to provide MS patients in Nevada with the best care, adding that, "the grant will allow the center to implement our first MS clinical research trial and will also build our skilled team of nurses, technicians, social workers and research coordinators," as quoted by the source.
The funds are earmarked for a number of moves that are expected to improve MS treatment availability in Nevada, including additional MS specialist staff members, educational and outreach programs for the MS community and advanced diagnostic equipment, the Foundation Center adds.
The Hilton Foundation has been making grants to researchers and healthcare providers over the past fifty years in an effort to identify the cause of the disease and find more effective treatments to alleviate suffering.