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Author J.K. Rowling Sets Up Multiple Sclerosis Clinic

Submitted by on September 1, 2010 – 11:05 am

J.K. Rowling, the author of the bestselling Harry Potter book series, is setting up a multiple sclerosis research clinic at the University of Edinburgh.

The clinic will be named for Rowling’s mother Anne Rowling who died from multiple sclerosis at 45 years old. The Anne Rowling regenerative neurology clinic will research Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s, and motor neurone disease as well as multiple sclerosis.

Rowling’s £10 million donation will be the largest donation that the University of Edinburgh has ever received. She has also made donations to the Labour party and the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, and she set up the £5.1 million Volant Trust which helps women and youth who are at risk of social exclusion.

To read more about the clinic, check out the Guardian’s article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/aug/31/jk-rowling-donation-multiple-sclerosis?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter.

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