“Ann Romney helped launch a major research center this week aimed at finding cures and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and other devastating neurological diseases,” reports the USA Today.

The wife of the 2012 US presidential nominee, who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis nearly 16 years ago, will help raise $50 million for the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

“Dr. Weiner gave my family and me reason to feel hopeful, inspiring us to do the same thing for others,” said Mrs. Romney. “The Center is about empowering patients, convening world-renowned scientists, and working together on new treatments and cures.”

She and her husband Mitt made an undisclosed contribution to the center, which will also tackle Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases and brain tumors.

(READ more from USA Today)

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