Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rowling's Gift from the Heart

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has just made a very generous donation to help set up a multiple sclerosis research centre at Edinburgh University. The celebrated author, who is a patron of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland, was quoted as saying that "It is an extremely exciting step forward in the ongoing battle to try to unlock the mysteries of MS and which will hopefully, one day, lead to a cure." Rowling's own mother died of the disease at the age of 45.

According the an article on
BBC News, the new MS centre will be housed at The Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the university's medical school, next to the city's new Royal Infirmary.

Source: BBC News

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