Do everything with a good heart and expect nothing in return and you will never be disappointed.

Beam signing for the new University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute building.

John "Jack" Debelak

Director (Past President, 2016-2018)
Class of 2022, Xavier University
Class of 2018, Archbishop Moeller High School


"Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting our website.  I want to tell you about the charity our family started called Strikeout MS. 

In 2011, we became a multiple sclerosis family.  Like so many terrible diseases, when a person in your family is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis it’s like the whole family is diagnosed. It impacts all of us. We still have a great family and do pretty good.  But we know not every person with MS is as fortunate as our family. We created Strikeout MS as a way to help families here in Cincinnati.  Cincinnati has been so great to us.  We wanted to find a way to give back.  So we met with Dr. Zabeti about our goal and our new charity.  Yes, I have actually been to Dr. Zabeti’s office!  Ask him about the big check I wrote to the Waddell Center!  When you donate to a charity it’s important you know exactly how your money will be used.  If and when you donate to Strikeout MS, 100% will go to helping people in Cincinnati with MS with their wellness and overall MS care.  We have a contract with the Waddell Center to ensure your donation is used as expected.  The people at the Waddell Center have been great to my family. Together let's ensure everyone gets this awesome care.

Thank you for your support and please consider a donation. Feel free to email me or any one of us if you have any questions. No matter what, please join me and Dr. Zabeti at our annual Strikeout MS 2019 Gala on Sept 21st, 2019! 

Together, let’s Strikeout MS!"

our team

Margaret "Maggie" Debelak

Director (President)
Class of 2021, Anderson High School

Strikeout MS is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit charity.
Strikeout MS is not affiliated with the University of Cincinnati or the
​National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) or any of their affiliates.

Kelly A Vance

Territory Manager, OptiNose Pharmaceutical Inc.

Dr Amy Debelak

Managing Director
​Principal, Sycamore Community Schools


The Waddell Center cares for 4,000 patients with MS at its four locations: Cincinnati, Dayton and West Chester, Ohio, and Florence, Kentucky. The Waddell clinical team is led by Dr Aram Zabeti.


There is no cure for MS. Medications are designed to lessen frequency of relapses and slow the progression of the disease, but they don’t address individual symptoms.


Hilary T Debelak

Managing Director
​SVP, Citi

Maggie Debelak

We refuse to lose!