29th Annual Family Conference – Utah
The National MPS Society invites you to attend the 29th Annual Family Conference in Salt Lake City, UT from Sept. 17–19, 2015. Read more for details!
International MPS Awareness Day – May 15
Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s MPS Awareness Day, which took place on May 15, 2015!
Million Dollar Bike Ride
Double your donation!
The National MPS Society and The Ryan Foundation have teamed up to Ride for Research. On May 9th TEAM MPS will participate in the Million Dollar Bike Ride for Rare Diseases hosted by Penn Medicine Orphan Disease Research.
Every dollar raised by TEAM MPS will be doubled, up to $50,000!
Become a member!
Join our efforts to find a cure for MPS and related diseases. Together we can make a difference!
You can sign up online, by mail, phone or fax. Click for details and to learn about our membership benefits.
Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) and related diseases are genetic lysosomal storage diseases (LSD) caused by the body's inability to produce specific enzymes. Normally, the body uses enzymes to break down and recycle materials in cells. In individuals with MPS and related diseases, the missing or insufficient enzyme prevents the proper recycling process, resulting in the storage of materials in virtually every cell of the body.