Did You Know?

CCSVI is a condition where people have obstructed blood flow in the veins that drain the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Research indicates that CCSVI is significantly correlated with multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Paolo Zamboni, vascular professor at the University of Ferrara, Italy, named a new condition he discovered CCSVI-Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency. The vascular connection to MS dates back to the earliest studies of the disease, 170 years ago.

Dr. Zamboni and his colleagues imaged the veins of 65 MS patients and all had venous abnormalities, a finding not seen in healthy controls. Dr. Zamboni corrected venous obstruction with angioplasty, and many patients had relief of MS symptoms and a halting of disease progression.


Independent research is currently underway attempting to confirm or refute the link between CCSVI and MS as well as the efficacy of CCSVI Treatment.

Help us reach our goal of $25,000

$28,753 raised so far,   CONGRATULATIONS!

CCSVI Alliance is pleased to announce an Educational Symposium hosted by Dr. Bulent Arslan and our first participant event, Opening Minds for CCSVI Walk-n-Roll, to be held in Tampa, FL on Friday and Saturday March 4th - 5th, 2011. Our goal is raise funds to promote education and research about CCSVI and its relationship to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by providing objective information to the MS community, supporting medical investigations of CCSVI, and fostering collaboration among patients, advocates, and professionals. You can help us spread the word on CCSVI.

You can quickly and easily create your own customized fundraising page that will include:

 - Your photos

 - Your story

 - Your fundraising goal that you can track


When you’re all set up, just click and send your page directly to family and friends, and gather donations! Not techno-savvy? You can still participate by downloading a sponsor sheet and collecting donations anywhere and from your friends and family, or anyone. Any way you want to help. It’s just that easy!
Be a top fundraiser for Opening Minds for CCSVI Walk-n-Roll you might just win a week in a luxury 2 bedroom condo on Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota or a $500 shopping spree to Macy's or JC Penney for everything your heart desires!

Businesses and organizations can register as a Sponsor of this inaugural event and be in from the ground floor! Or you can create a team of walkers and support their efforts.

Can’t make the walk, but still want to participate? You can still donate to a walker you know through this site or be a virtual walker! There are so many ways to be involved so don’t miss out on all the excitement! Please join us in opening veins, opening minds.

Opening Minds for CCSVI is an official fundraiser for CCSVI Alliance, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. EIN: 27-1969551

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