Charity of the Month: The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy

The Gingrich Foundation

The Gingrich Foundation is pleased to designate The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy its May Charity of the Month.

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy was founded in 2007 by Jack Miller, a prominent Chicago area entrepreneur and philanthropist. He sought to create a public foundation to support funding of collaborative research to better understand peripheral neuropathy at several institutions.

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy is a public charity foundation committed to fostering collaboration among today’s most gifted and dedicated neuroscientists and physicians. These specialists from around the country will help maintain a comprehensive view of the field. They work to determine the most promising research areas and treatments to develop new and effective therapies that can reverse, reduce, and one day eliminate peripheral neuropathy.

Peripheral neuropathy is not a single disease. It’s a general term for a family of disorders caused when nerves are damaged or destroyed and can’t send messages from the brain and spinal cord to the muscles, skin, and other body parts.

The goal is to utilize every means and opportunity to dramatically improve the lives of those living with this painful and debilitating disorder. The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy strives to raise awareness of peripheral neuropathy through outreach programs to patients, their families, and health care professionals.

An estimated 30 million Americans have some form of neuropathy. This is why the Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy’s work is vital.

Please join the Gingrich Foundation in supporting The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy this month.