MPS Awareness Day 2016!
Are you ready for takeoff? Help raise awareness on International MPS Awareness Day with our new Take to the Skies campaign!
This year we are taking a new approach to honoring MPS Awareness Day, May 15, 2016. We are beginning our awareness activities on May 1. Below are some terrific ideas …
30th Annual Family Conference – Ohio
The National MPS Society invites you to attend the 30th Annual Family Conference in Columbus, OH. The meeting begins Thursday evening with dinner and syndrome breakout sessions. Newly diagnosed families …
Million Dollar Bike Ride 2016
TRIPLE your donations for MPS Research!
The National MPS Society and The Ryan Foundation have teamed up again to Ride for Research. On May 7th TEAM MPS will participate in the Million Dollar Bike Ride for …
National Run in Napa – MPS Race for a Cure
The Society is hosting a run in the Napa, CA area on International MPS Awareness Day – May 15th! Click here to learn more and register.
Society’s 2016 Research Grants Announced
The Application for Letter of Intent is now available here. The National MPS Society funds research that may lead to treatments for MPS diseases and solicits applications for innovative research …
National MPS Society Receives Second Consecutive Four-Star Charity Rating
The National MPS Society is honored to share that we have received our second consecutive Four-Star charity rating from Charity Navigator! This rating ranks the Society in the top 21% …
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.