iNMOtion for NMOSD

The secrets to curing NMO are in you.
And you can do more than you think to help find cures.
New studies for patients and caregivers are about to launch.

What's New

From viruses to vaccines to variants, we are all doing our best to find a way through the pandemic.  It’s only natural to feel uncertain about information that is changing quickly. This session will focus on understanding these issues and healthy ways to address them. Please join us to learn more from Dr. Ira Lesser, a leading expert on coping with COVID. This one-hour event will be hosted by GJCF Chief Medical Advisor Michael Yeaman.

We hope everyone is well and coping with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. With information changing on a daily basis, the Foundation continues to do all it can to aid the NMOSD community in navigating the many questions at hand.

Featured Resources

First-Ever Approved
Therapies for NMOSD!

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation invites you to browse approved therapeutics for the latest news from partners like Alexion, Genentech, and Horizon.

A Smartphone App for NMO

The GJCF is pleased to bring you this app full of resources relating to NMO. Whether you are a patient, an advocate, or a clinician, NMO Resources is sure to help you stay informed with the latest in research and information.

Watch Now! Online Breakout Session: Approved Therapeutics

The GJCF invites you to learn more about FDA-Approved therapeutics for NMOSD from partners like Alexion, Genentech, and Horizon Therapeutics (previously known as Viela Bio).

A Mom on a Mission

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation was established in 2008 when her beautiful teenage daughter was first diagnosed with Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO), a life-threatening autoimmune disease. At a time when so little was known about this rare “orphan” disorder, and when there were no existing foundations focused on solving NMO, Victoria Jackson dedicated herself to funding basic and clinical research desperately needed to better understand, treat and ultimately cure this devastating disease.


A Rare Approach to a Rare Disease

Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is an uncommon disease syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. Individuals with NMO develop optic neuritis, which causes pain in the eye and vision loss, and transverse myelitis, which causes weakness, numbness, and sometimes paralysis of the arms and legs

Strategic Partnerships

From the start, we saw the need to venture beyond traditional science models: by connecting experts from around the world and across multiple disciplines; by incentivizing the sharing of research vital for life-saving discoveries in the laboratory; and by creating a global community of patients, caregivers, and physicians.