The official color of multiple system atrophy awareness is purple.  As such, we want to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Prince’s Purple Rain album, while generating greater awareness for MSA. The MSA Purple Rain Challenge (#MSAPurpleRain)is simple:   Put on your purple (preferably an official MSA Coalition tee-shirt) Invite your friends, family, and/or coworkers Set… Continue reading




Does advocacy make a difference for those suffering from multiple system atrophy?  You bet it does and the more people that participate the better. When you suffer from a rare, little known disease like multiple system atrophy it is easy to feel isolated and alone.  Often it can take years for a proper diagnosis and… Continue reading







Below is a guest blog post from a caregiver dealing with mesothelioma – Cameron Von St. James.  While the disease it very different from multiple system atrophy, caregivers of people with different diseases can learn from each other. The Day I Became Her Caregiver November 21, 2005.  It’s a day that is forever etched into… Continue reading