Follow us on Twitter Visit us on Facebook! Check out our pins on Pinterest

Neurofibromatosis Midwest

DEDICATED TO SUPPORT, EDUCATION AND HOPE!

Oswald_Peter

Neurofibromatosis Midwest Announces New Board Member

Neurofibromatosis Midwest is pleased to announced the appointment of Peter Oswald, Carlinville, IL, as a new member of its Board of Directors.

“Peter Oswald brings a great spirit of commitment and marketing expertise to our organization,” noted Diana Haberkamp, Executive Director of NF Midwest. “We are fortunate to have him join our board as we continue Read the Rest…

family day (15)

Chicago Neurofibromatosis Family Day

Join us Saturday, September 5th!

Make your plans now to join NF Midwest on Saturday, September 5th in Geneva, Illinois for food, baseball, fireworks and more!

This is a day for NF individuals, family and friends to meet, socialize and have some fun!

 

Here’s the schedule of fun:

3:00 –  Gates Open

4:00 to 5:30 – Enjoy a pre-game Read the Rest…

birdies_for_charity

Win A Lease on a Lexus and Help Neurofibromatosis!

Here’s an event you can participate in from your couch and possibly win a two year lease on a 2015 Lexus NX! For John Deere’s Birdies for Charity all you need to do is make a pledge and guess at the number of birdies that will be made during the John Deere Classic.

A two year lease Read the Rest…

Valley Park Chuck a Luck2

Wilburns Doin’ It 4NF!

So far this year we’ve had all sorts of wonderful people and groups coming forward and Doin’ It 4NF! There are so many that we can’t possibly highlight them all, though we will certainly try!

This past weekend the Wilburn family and their friends had a “Chuck-A-Luck” booth at Valley Days in Valley Park, MO. Read the Rest…

participate in research-01

Children 9-13 with NF-1 Needed for Study

Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D and her team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are looking for children ages 9 to 13 with NF-1 to participate in a quick research study. The study will take about 4.5 hours and will help researchers learn more about the social, cognitive, and emotional abilities of children with neurofibromatosis-1.

It’s preferred that Read the Rest…

NF Awareness month 2015 2-01-01

Spread the Word in May!

May is Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month and Sunday, May 17th is NF Awareness Day.

While the NF cause needs you in every season, every month and every day, May provides a great reason to really spread the word NEUROFIBROMATOSIS.

If you’re comfortable and able, this is a great time raise awareness by sharing your NF story Read the Rest…

be informed for posts-01

be iNFormed – Seizures in Neurofibromatosis-1

Neurofibromatosis Midwest is pleased to release another article as part of our be iNFormed education initiative.

This short article covers seizures in neurofibromatosis type 1 and was was written for us by Nikolas Mata-Machado, MD the director of the NF Clinic at Loyola University in Chicago.

Check out the article here and be sure to check out Read the Rest…

Autism1

Neurofibromatosis Research Helping Scientists to Understand Autism

People with neurofibromatosis type 1 have a higher incidence of many different complications. Tumor growth and learning disabilities are especially prevalent, but NF1 also causes higher rates of bony abnormalities, seizures, pain, aneurysms and much more. For scientists, the mechanisms of NF1 and the NF1 gene offer great incite and understanding into the causes of Read the Rest…

scholarship photo

New NF Midwest Scholarship Program

The NF Midwest Board has voted to start a Scholarship Program with funds left to NF Midwest through a charitable trust by Francis and Irma Napolilli.

One-time scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually to people with Neurofibromatosis (NF) to further their higher education in undergraduate, vocational or graduate studies. Scholarship applicants must have a Read the Rest…