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The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases was founded in 1993 with a specific interest in supporting clinical studies that seek to expose the underlying cause of Multiple Sclerosis and therapies that show promise of reversing the symptoms of this and other neurological diseases. Unlike most non-profits, we have no paid staff, which allows our organization to operate at little cost, and per Annette's wishes, ensures that over 90% of all donated funds are used for research purposes only. In addition to our own fundraising activities, our organization relies on direct donations and fund-raisers held by others on our behalf to continue our research efforts.
The Annette Funicello Research Fund for Neurological Diseases is a fully qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Fund is operated by the Annette Funicello Research Fund Board of Directors with Annette's husband and co-founder, Glen Holt, serving as Chairman. All Fund investments are overseen by the California Community Foundation, one of the top 10 largest community foundations in the nation.
Annette affected me in a way I can't explain or understand except to say she was magical, & that magic shone through & created love in my heart that has been there since 1954. I collected everything that mentioned her and still have scrapbooks full of Annette. She was so good it breaks my heart. God bless you, Annette. You are surely the most beautiful angel to grace heaven. Now you can dance again.
I loved her from the first minute I saw her. I never had the pleasure of meeting her, but I made sure to watch everything I could of her and about her. I always loved her and always will. Her death wounded me.