Tommy Hilfiger and Multiple Sclerosis

September 29, 2011 by Ruby Hawk  
Published in Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is a wealthy fashion designer who has been in the business for 40 odd years. His sister, Dorothy has suffered with MS all her live and Hilfiger wanted to do something to further the research to find a cure. He said he had been so fortunate he wanted to do something in honor of his sister and give to a worthy cause. He choose to join hands with Nancy Davis the founder of "The Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. To date they have raised more than $30 million dollars to help find a cure for MS.

Tommy Hilfiger has amassed a fortune during the last 40 years creating design and style. He has played a leading role in fashion since he was a kid of 18. Hilfiger has been so fortunate he came to the conclusion that it was time to give something back. He designed the red, white and blue ski jackets for the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis fund raiser. The fund raiser was a huge success. Hilfiger says everybody loved those ski jackets, and that was just the beginning of his association with the foundation. After the successful fundraiser, Nancy Davis asked Hilfiger to be on the board of directors and to co-chair the annual fund raising gala. He accepted.

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Hilfiger’s sister, Dorothy has MS, a neurological disease that attacks the central nervous center, causing problems in muscle control, balance, vision and sensation.  He says, when you watch a loved one struggle with the disease, it really hits home. Seeing Dorothy’s suffering made him feel like he should do something to help. Davis, herself founded the organization in 1993, two years after she found she had MS. To date they have raised more than $30 million dollars.

Since Hilfiger has joined the MS fund raising team, he has participated in fashion shows and golf tournaments to raise awareness about MS. Last year the fund raiser was held in Los Angeles. It primarily funded seven different scientific programs, and experts across the country to advance and find a cure for MS. Hilfiger says, hopefully this will happen sooner rather than later.

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Psychologist Patricia Farrell, PhD has written a book, “How to Be Your Own Therapist: A Step by Step Guide to Building a Competent, Confident Life.” She proposes to keep people out of therapy. Ferrell takes the “you can do this” approach for managing the psychological symptoms that often come with MS. The book points to the mind body connection in MS. She has self help techniques to battle pain, depression and to boost the immune system. Farrel writes, you can turn something upsetting into something good.

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25 Responses to “Tommy Hilfiger and Multiple Sclerosis”
  1. Rosettaartist1 Says:

    I’d one of his jackets once. good article – interesting.

  2. DHEERUMT Says:

    interesting article

  3. Shirley Shuler Says:

    Thanks for this article Ruby, I have a friend that has MS.

  4. Dehan Nathaniel Says:

    Thanks for this sharing this Ruby. I really didn’t know what MS is. Wish you had gone a little bit more in depth about it.

  5. LoveDoctor Says:

    This is a very inspiring story. He’s done a very humane deed.

  6. girishpuri Says:

    very inspiring

  7. athena goodlight Says:

    A very worthy cause, indeed.

  8. Atanacio Says:

    a very inspiring post Ruby :) Frank

  9. Socorro Lawas Says:

    It’s always inspiring to do things for a worthy cause.

  10. M McLeon Says:

    Very Nice

  11. PR Mace Says:

    What an inspirational story.

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    Nice sharing this article.

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  14. Christine Ramsay Says:

    Finding a cure for this debilitating disease needs a lot of research so having the support of Tommy Hilfiger must be a great help.

  15. SharifaMcFarlane Says:

    So many people are affected by this disease.

  16. Suzieqmom Says:

    Nice article. “Like” button not working at the moment, but I did like it!

  17. lapasan Says:

    This guy is nice. I hope that his effort shall bring good result.

  18. Socorro Lawas Says:

    A very informative and useful article. TY for sharing, Ruby.

  19. LCM Linda Says:

    Hope the fund-raising effort and the goodwill to help can be rewarded with a cure of MS.

  20. Margaret Boseroy Says:

    What an inspiring post. Thanks.

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    I think that really great,

  22. yes me Says:

    cheers for this one Ruby cheers

  23. FX777222999 Says:

    Revisiting this article, really he’s an icon.

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