On February 19th, our family will walk in the Walk Strong to Cure JM to raise funds for the Cure JM Foundation.
Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a life-threatening disease that causes a child's own immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells. It can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, organ failure and even lead to death. Juvenile Myositis can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.
And there is no cure…YET. But that's where you come in.
With your support we know we are getting closer to better treatments and a cure. Support from friends and family like you has allowed Cure JM to drive JM research forward at an unprecedented pace, funding eight research grants and two treatment/research centers. Foundation-funded researchers have identified the major genetic risk factor for all forms of Myositis which is paving the way for better treatments, better outcomes, and a cure for Juvenile Myositis.
But we still hear heart-wrenching stories of pain, suffering, and loss and we know that we have more work to do.
Our goal is that no one else suffers the pain of Juvenile Myositis again, and with your support we know that goal is well within our reach.