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About Us






Our Mission

The National MALS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of providing hope and support (body, mind and spirit) to those suffering from the debilitating symptoms of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) through Advocacy, Awareness, Education, and Research within the clinical and mainstream communities.  

We have a keen vision to see a future in which:

  • MALS patients receive a timely diagnosis and comprehensive, supportive medical care;

  • medical training involves new research provided to better understand this multifactorial disease; and

  • a partnership of trust builds between the MALS patient and medical communities.

Our Board of Trustees

Learn more about us, we all have our own reasons for keeping MALS close to our hearts.

Our Board of Medical Advisors

Learn more about the doctors who help make our mission possible.

Maximum Investment of Your Donations

Every dollar donated to the National MALS Foundation goes directly to sustain our work of supporting patients and educating clinicians. We have no paid staff. But we do have essential annual expenses such as maintaining this website. And, we do have a bold vision for what we can accomplish in the future, such as funding for ongoing research and creating an international conference that will bring together vascular experts and clinicians from other related fields.

If you would like to check out our financials please go to our Guidestar account. We have earned platinum status by being 100% transparent about our spending. We take pride in being able to do that as we know it is important to everyone to know where their money is going and how it is being spent.

Your donation will help us with our current and future projects! We are always grateful to those who can support us even if it's just sharing our posts on social media. Your donations help us bring awareness and quicker diagnosis to countless patients around the world.

If you’d like to mail a donation, please send a check to National MALS Foundation, P.O. Box 1292, Dedham, MA 02027.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

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