A family foundation that wishes to remain anonymous donated $50,000 to MAPS for our US MDMA/PTSD research. The foundation had generously supported our US MDMA/PTSD study during the early stages of the research – giving substantial donations that played a crucial role in launching this project.
In addition, long-time MAPS supporter Tim Butcher (profiled in MAPS Bulletin article), is donating $17,000 to our US MDMA/PTSD study, with an initial donation of $5000 and $1,000 a month for the next year.
MAPS Researcher Michael Mithoefer, MD expressed his appreciation to these donors and noted, “Because MDMA can’t be patented these studies are not going to be funded by for-profit pharmaceutical companies. So far we have not been able to get government funding, and I don’t expect that to change in the foreseeable future. Contributions like yours are making it possible for us to complete the analysis and dissemination of our results and to now move forward with development of a training program, new protocols and teams of therapists and other researchers to perform a multi-center study. We are continually encouraged and deeply touched by the level of support MAPS is receiving for this work. The fact that this research can be accomplished by a small non-profit organization supported by a community of people who recognize the healing potential of MDMA and the importance of rational government policy based on science is quite extraordinary. This effort has already made a huge difference in the lives of the people with severe PTSD who participated in the study. I especially want to communicate that fact to you because you are playing a significant role in making it possible.”