JK Rowling makes huge gift for MS research

LONDON (AP) — Harry Potter author JK Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) at a centre named after her late mother.

The £15.3 million donation announced last Thursday will be used for new facilities at a research centre based at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. The author’s mother suffered from the disease and died at the age of 45. The new gift follows a major donation Rowling made in 2010 that started the Anne Rowling clinic at the university.

Rowling said she is encouraged by advances being made and proud that the clinic is not only doing important research but has also provided “practical, on the ground support and care for people with MS”.