Dr. Myla Goldman (UVA Department of Neurology) accepts a check for $150,000 from (l to r) Keith Zimmerman (VP of ziMS Foundation), Cheryl Zimmerman (Treasurer of ziMS Foundation) and Ryan Zimmerman (President of ziMS Foundation).
VIRGINIA BEACH- The ziMS Foundation, founded by Washington Nationals’ third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, broke the $1,000,000 mark by giving the University of Virginia, Department of Neurology $150,000. The Foundation is dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS by funding comprehensive support and educational programs. The ziMS Foundation was started in 2006 by Ryan Zimmerman, whose mom was diagnosed with MS in 1995.
Significant donations include University of Virginia, Department of Neurology ($362,000), National MS Society, Hampton Roads Chapter ($170,000), National MS Society, National Capital Chapter ($105,000), National MS Society, Blue Ridge Chapter ($55,000) and dreamMakerS, Washington, DC ($55,000).
Ryan Zimmerman (president of the ziMS Foundation) center, stands with Bruno Maestri (Norfolk Southern) far right at the golf tournament. Norfolk Southern has been a significant contributor to the Foundation for the past four years.
To raise more funds and provide programs and research for people living with MS, the ziMS Foundation’s Seventh Annual Gala and Golf Tournament took place on November 2-3, 2012. The events were held at the 31st Street Hilton and Redwing Lake Golf Course in Virginia Beach and raised over $110,000.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2013
CONTACT: Keith Zimmerman