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The Role of Philanthropy

Private philanthropy is essential to our continued progress toward improving the lives of those with RLS. The generosity of individuals enables our work to continue without interruption, even when federal grant funding falls short. Learn more about future directions in RLS research.

Gifts can be earmarked to benefit the specific projects mentioned above, or to be left unrestricted, to support either a particular physician’s work or RLS research in general. Flexible gifts such as these help us to address new opportunities and unexpected needs quickly, as they arise.

We appreciate your support and consideration. If you would like more information on Dr. Christopher Earley or on the Center for Restless Legs Syndrome and its activities at Johns Hopkins, please contact:

Angel Terol
Senior Associate Director of Development
Fund for Johns Hopkins Medicine
Department of Neurology and Brain Sciences
(443) 287-7873

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Philanthropy Spotlight: Richard P. Allen Endowed Lectureship in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms

Richard Allen

Richard P. Allen, Ph.D. was a man of extraordinary wisdom, kindness, empathy and humility. In addition to establishing the first Sleep Center and Center for Restless Legs Syndrome at Johns Hopkins, he made an enormous impact on patients around the world through his pioneering work on Restless Legs Syndrome. He was one of the most important scientists in the study of Restless Legs Syndrome, spearheading groundbreaking discoveries regarding the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder, including the recognition of the genetic component of the disorder, long before it was widely accepted.

We believe the most fitting way to honor Richard’s memory and lifetime of service and contributions to sleep research is by establishing a named endowed lectureship at Johns Hopkins, the place where he got his start in the field of sleep medicine and carried out all of his pioneering work.

With your generous support, we plan to raise $100,000 to name and endow the keynote lecture for this event, the Richard P. Allen Endowed Lectureship in Sleep and Circadian Rhythms.

Learn more about this effort.

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