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JK Rowling finds a cause to fight for

The Harry Potter author joins the fight against multiple sclerosis, a disease which had claimed her mother's life.

india Updated: Apr 21, 2006 18:12 IST

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has joined the fight against multiple sclerosis, by donating a ‘major’ amount in cash to help set up a research centre.

Rowling, whose own mother died of complications from rapidly progressive multiple sclerosis at the age of 45, and who is now the patron of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland, said that the£2.5 million project at the University of Edinburgh centre would hopefully be able to ‘unlock’ the mysteries of MS, and provide a cure.

"It means a great deal to me to be able to provide support for this much-needed research centre. It is an extremely exciting step forward in the ongoing battle to try to unlock the mysteries of MS and which will hopefully, one day, lead to a cure,” the Daily Mail quoted her, as saying.

First Published: Apr 21, 2006 18:12 IST