Alabaster nonprofit combats autoimmune diseases

Published 12:06 pm Friday, January 22, 2016

Deven Woods founded the Many Infinities charity in early 2015 to support those with autoimmunity diseases. (Contributed)

Deven Woods founded the Many Infinities charity in early 2015 to support those with autoimmunity diseases. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – An Alabaster-based nonprofit organization is looking to introduce itself to the community with style on Feb. 13 as it hosts a Polka Dot Party fundraiser at Helena’s Coal Yard Bar and Grill.

Many Infinities, a charity working to combat autoimmunity diseases, will host the Polka Dot Party at the Coal Yard on Saturday, Feb. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. The event will feature Comedienne Joy the Queen of Clean as emcee, and will feature Dr. Farah Sultan, the 2016 Autoimmune Live Award recipient, as keynote speaker.

Tickets to the event are $30 apiece, and attendees will enjoy live entertainment, wine tasting and pairing and a silent auction, and all proceeds will benefit Many Infinities.

To purchase tickets, stop by the Coal Yard, visit or call 258-0222.

Many Infinities was founded in early 2015 as one of the only national nonprofit organizations with the focus of supporting those with autoimmunity issues.

Autoimmunity is a hereditary condition through which a person’s immune system believes the human body is harmful and attacks body tissues.

Many Infinities founder and Director Deven Woods said more than 50 million Americans are affected by more than 100 types of autoimmune disease. Examples of autoimmune diseases include arthritis, lupus, type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma, Grave’s disease and Sjogrens.

Woods said she founded Many Infinities as a way to support those affected by the diseases, and said she has faced chronic pain for years as a result of autoimmune diseases.

“As a patient of autoimmune disease, I have found that there are little to no resources available to me. Nor is there support available for my loved ones,” Woods wrote in a statement. “Autoimmune diagnoses are on a rise and we must work to decrease the misunderstanding, disability and mortality related to these diseases.”

Many Infinities is working to partner with physicians, medical research centers, health insurance providers, religious leaders nutritionists, physical therapists and other service providers in an effort to provide better resources for locals facing autoimmune diseases.

To learn more about Many Infinities, visit or call Woods at 258-0222.