NMO Around the World

Watch the latest video from the Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation. Features interviews with The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation Global Ambassador Maoloude Toure as he travels through Germany, Russia, Italy, and Mali in the foundation's quest to solve Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO).

Noah Centineo holds a sign that says Sunset and Chill

Support the Foundation

We’re excited to share a fun new way to support the foundation: entering to win a sunset hike with actor Noah Centineo! Donations for the chance to win will directly benefit our mission. Get 50 bonus entries with code NOAH50.

Noah Centineo holds a sign that says Sunset and Chill

NMO Resources

The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation 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.

2018 Foundation Milestones

The past year has marked exciting advances in the world of NMO. From conferences to clinical trials, the foundation is pleased to share the latest year of progress from the foundation and many of our partners.

Double the Impact

All donations to The Guthy-Jackson Charitable Foundation are matched by the family. Learn more about how you can double your impact.

Your Blood Bank at Work

CIRCLES is a clinical research study that focuses on better understanding and enabling cures for NMO. It is the largest multi-center NMO study in the world.

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.

NMOtion for the Cure

Start by learning more about NMO or about our foundation. Learn about clinical trials. Start or join a support groupJoin an event. Access advocacy and fundraising tools to learn and teach others about why they should care about NMO.