A Message from Our Family
From the Freifeld and Kotecki families:
In October 2011, Mark Freifeld, husband, father, grandfather, and father-in-law, was diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). MSA is a rare, progressively disabling, degenerative neurological condition that affects movement, blood pressure, and other body functions. As a result of the effects of MSA, Mark retired from his executive search practice and has now turned his focus to battling this disease.
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At this time, there is no cure but there is research taking place at various medical institutions around the world. Our goal is to support Mark, raise awareness about Multiple System Atrophy, and raise funds much needed for research. Mark is a patient at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,Minnesota, one of the leading research institutions for MSA. Keeping us in the hope-zone is MSA research at Mayo.
Like other rare diseases, one of the main obstacles to a cure is the financing of research. The main source of funding for rare diseases is not from pharmaceutical companies but rather from private donations. Thus, we need your help.
Our family has an ongoing fundraising effort to raise money for cutting edge research occurring at the Mayo Clinic. The best way to help Mark and others suffering from MSA is to give directly to the Mayo Clinic and designate the funds for MSA research. All it takes is a few quick steps.
Donate by credit card :
- Click here to donate
- IMPORTANT: On the ‘Make Donation’ drop down menu, select ‘Other – please specify below.’ Type in MSA Research.
- Click ‘Tribute Information.’ Then click ‘In honor of’ and type in Mark Freifeld
- Make the check out to Mayo Clinic and specify for: MSA Research Honoring Mark Freifeld
- Send the check to:
Department of Development
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
TOTAL AMOUNT RAISED (amount will be updated every couple weeks): $35,683.00
Check back at this site to see the progress we’ve made!
Thank you for your support!