What is Multiple System Atrophy?

Multiple System Atrophy is a rare, neurodegenerative and progressive disease. There is no cure for MSA and very few treatments to manage its debilitating effects.

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Where Is the MSA Awareness Shoe Now?

The Defeat MSA Awareness Shoe has raised awareness about Multiple System Atrophy by visiting over a dozen countries across the world. View our map to follow the MSA Awareness Shoe!

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Remember Our Angels

Thousands of people have around the world have lost loved ones to Multiple System Atrophy. Remember our Angels by keeping their perpetual candles lit.

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About The MSA Awareness Shoe

The sole mission of the MSA Awareness Shoe is to raise awareness about Multiple System Atrophy by its symbolic world marathon. The journey originally began as a prank among a group of friends who wanted to make people laugh. One of those people was Pearl Turner, who had Multiple System Atrophy.

To date, the MSA Awareness Shoe has visited over a dozen countries across the world. Click the link below to learn more about the mission and story behind the Shoe.

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  • Dubbed by Rolling Stone, the Rock n' Roll Chef, Kerry Simon (RIP) holds the MSA Shoe. Kerry passed away from MSA in September 2015.
  • Star Restauranteur Elizabeth Blau poses with the MSA Shoe. Elizabeth actively supports MSA awareness and raises crucial research funds.
  • Adultperiod hung out with the MSA Shoe. The Detroit based band has a huge worldwide following.
  • Vince Neill, lead singer of Mötley Crüe Kicks MSA.ss! Vince's longtime friend Kerry Simon succumbed to MSA in September 2015. Vince is appearing also on Celebrity Apprentice, raising money for MSA research for Keep Memory Alive (Las Vegas, NV).
  • Drs. Niall Quinn and Janice Holton (UK) illustrate their desire to take a good size bite out of Multiple System Atrophy!
  • Cleveland Clinic Brain Center Director Dr. Jeffrey Cummings proudly displays the MSA Shoe.
  • A Buckingham Palace Guard embraces the MSA Shoe in London, UK.
  • The Tigers officially welcomed the MSA Shoe to their home stadium in Detroit.
  • Guitarist Jimmy McCarty, an influential figure in the blues and rock world poses with the MSA Shoe.
  • George Maloof, owner of the Palms Casino in Vegas, hosted the MSA Shoe.
  • Celeb stylist and journalist, Lori Lee Samson cradles the MSA Shoe.
  • Children's Hospital Nurse Cheryl and Pediatric Neurologist, Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy pose with the MSA Shoe at Children's Hospital of Michigan.
  • Dr. Pratik Bhattacharya of Wayne State University Neurology gently holds the MSA Shoe.
  • Chauncy Billups from the Detroit Pistons holds the MSA Shoe.
  • With A Hero of MSA: Dr. David Robertson (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN) - MSA Coalition Board Member and Research Advisor.