JK Rowling is a world-famous author due entirely to the Harry Potter children's book series. But that doesn't mean she's sitting back and doing absolutely nothing since publishing her last book. She's written even more books, and has also done plenty of philanthrophic acts. As far as the latter is concerned, Rowling is still being using lots of her books' profits to continue being an excellent philanthropist.
Recently, Rowling donated £15.3 million to the University of Edinburgh for multiple sclerosis (MS) research. Not only will it help MS research, but it will also go towards the research of similar neurodegenerative diseases. All of this is great news not only for those who have MS, as well as those who suffer from diseases similar to it.
The University of Edinburgh revealed that Rowling's generous donation will go towards creating new facilities, as well as funding new research for MS and similar diseases. It's also going to help secure aid of top researchers who are currently looking for a cure for MS. This is something that matters greatly to the university, who set up a centre for Multiple Sclerosis Research back in 2007.
Moreover, the funds from Rowling's donation will build brand new centres over at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic. This clinic was previously built thanks to a past donation by Rowling. The building was named after the mother of the famous author, Anne Rowling, who passed away from MS when she was just 45 years old. Needless to say, it's clear that the Harry Potter author really cares about donating to help find a cure for MS.
"When the Anne Rowling Clinic was first founded, none of us could have predicted the incredible progress that would be made in the field of Regenerative Neurology, with the Clinic leading the charge," Rowling said. "I am delighted to now support the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic into a new phase of discovery and achievement, as it realises its ambition to create a legacy of better outcomes for generations of people with MS and non-MS neurodegenerative diseases."