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CBJF Cares and Shares

Announcing the CBJF Cares & Shares 90 Day Challenge with Alexion partnership

You can create a good habit in 90 days, and CBJF wants to support your healthy and quality of life-enhancing habits!

Insurance doesn't cover a lot of what you need with a chronic and rare disease. Medicine is important, but you need a comprehensive plan to feel more than just ok. We advocate for NMO warriors’ self care - making an emotional and physical difference - whether it’s the monthly acupuncture, massage, makeover, healthy eating subscription, gym membership, clothes - because you gained or lost weight - whatever - that not everyone can afford in addition to costly medical treatments.

We will sponsor a quarterly NMO warrior pursuing a healthy lifestyle with $500, and highlight their efforts on social media, showing the physical and emotional benefits. We hope to show that by just getting started with a good habit might help manage with stress in their lives - whether learning a new cooking skill or moving their body.

Listen and learn about NMO from our recent 2021 NMO Patient Day with the Cleveland Clinic Mellen Center.


This online seminar includes presentations by healthcare experts who provide advances in diagnosis and care of the adult and pediatric patients living with Neuromyelitis Optica.

Demystifying NMO

Demystifying NMO is a podcast series aimed at simplifying scientific jargon associated with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), facilitating better understanding for patients and their caregivers, and fostering greater connectivity among the community.

Through this collaborative effort, both The Sumaira Foundation and Connor B. Judge Foundation hope to provide relevant and credible scientific information in a patient-friendly way.

Listen to the podcast on iTunes or on TuneIn

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What is NMO?


Neuromyelitis Optica is a rare neurological autoimmune disease - meaning the body’s own immune cells begin to attack components of the nervous system, predominantly the optic nerve and spinal cord.

Science of NMO →Science of Autoimmunity →

Research for a Cure


All proceeds of the Connor B. Judge Foundation are used to fund research for the treatment and cure of NMO. We help support ongoing nerve repair research performed by Tesar Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University.

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