Walk MS: Phoenix 2018

OEM Group, Gilbert, AZ Team
OEM Group, Gilbert, AZ Team



In January of 2018, OEM Group formed its national team to fight against MS. Starting with Walk MS teams based at our two US sites (Coopersburg PA and Gilbert AZ), OEM rallied the determination of our global staff to raise funds to target MS research.

OEM Group is a leader in the semiconductor industry, intent on leaving a positive lasting impact on the world. OEM CEO describes the mindset of everyone on TEAM OEM Group: “For almost 20 years, OEM Group has delivered world class products to our global customers. We are keenly aware of our responsibility to the semiconductor industry, to continually innovate to enable new markets. As part of our legacy, our team also wants to be socially responsible, to leave the world a better place. My own family has supported the NMSS for over 20 years, currently funding fellowships at UCSF, focusing on cutting edge MS research. To rid the world of MS, we must give doctors and scientists the resources that they need. TEAM OEM Group hopes to lead the way for others in our industry.”


Formed in 1999, and now with 160 employees in 10 countries, OEM Group is a global supplier of semiconductor capital equipment solutions. The majority of factories making computer chips depend on OEM Group’s products and support every day. With the explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), OEM Group enables innovation in the automotive industry, LED lighting, home automation, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and beyond. Certainly, the medical applications are among the most exciting breakthroughs of all. Nanotechnology has accelerated research that brings first ever treatments to market and allows for more accurate and faster diagnoses of patients globally. As an industry leader, OEM Group continues to deliver technologies that enable medical research, and our new TEAM OEM Group will raise funds for critical research efforts, until we finally beat MS.

10 Facts about MS

  1. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, unpredictable disease of the central nervous system.
  2. More than 2.3 million people are affected by MS worldwide.
  3. Most people are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50.
  4. Women are much more likely to develop MS than men.
  5. There is no evidence MS is directly inherited.
  6. It is challenging to diagnose MS.
  7. No two people have exactly the same symptoms.
  8. MS symptoms can be invisible.
  9. The majority of people with MS do not become severely disabled.
  10. MS has no cure.
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About MS

When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by MS. Symptoms of MS range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, and there is not yet a cure. Every dollar raised matters to those affected by MS. Thank you for your support.

Learn more at walkMS.org

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Progress: 89.1832%

Goal $5,000.00 Achieved $4,459.16

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Sanofi Genzyme

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