At C5BDI, our mission from day one has been to make corporations rethink the way they give back. Every month we donate 10% of our top-line revenue (not profit) to the community. We let each employee pick a non-profit, split the revenue evenly, and then donate to that charity in their name. Our goal is to donate $100M+ to the non-profit organizations that mean the most to us as a C5BDI Team. With that, we want to highlight our most recent donation to ziMS Foundation thanks to a suggestion by Amanda Brown.

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease quite close to founder, Ryan Zimmerman’s heart. In 1995, his mother Cheryl was diagnosed with MS, a chronic and unpredictable disease that affects the central nervous system. MS affects roughly 400,000 Americans and can impact the body in almost as many ways. Ryan looks at his mother’s condition as an influence on his development as a person. It forced Ryan and his brother, Shawn, to assume responsibilities in his home at an earlier age than most of their peers.

As President of the ziMS Foundation, Ryan is excited by the prospect of giving back to his community and finding a cure for this unpredictable disease. “My family has given me the support to fulfill my dreams. The Washington Nationals have given me the opportunity to play the game that I love at the highest level in our nation’s capital. I am thrilled to have launched a foundation that I hope can make a real impact in the life of my family as well as many others afflicted by MS.”

In the US, the number of people with MS is estimated to be about 400,000, with approximately 10,000 new cases diagnosed yearly (that’s 200 new cases per week). The Foundation is dedicated to treating and ultimately curing MS by funding comprehensive support and educational programs. Over the last 13 years, the Foundation has raised more than $3,500,000.

One important aspect of the ziMS Foundation is that they are 100% volunteer-based. Everything they do requires the support of these volunteers to make us a success in “bringing home a cure for MS”. To learn more about ziMS Foundation, visit their website below

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