At the conference, the entire Cure JM community will be joining forces to raise funds by walking or running in honor of the special person in their life that is fighting JM. All conference participants will raise funds either by participating in the Walk Strong to Cure JM or in the Austin Marathon or Half Marathon.
Through participating in the Walk or Marathon, we highly encourage all families to raise $250 (or more!) for Cure JM and Juvenile Myositis research. By fundraising, YOU will move us closer to a cure. During the months leading up to the Walk and Marathon, the JM community mobilizes together and is propelled into action. You will develop a strong sense of camaraderie even before you arrive at the conference!
If you are participating in The Walk Strong to Cure JM for your fundraising, you will raise funds by sending an email and asking your friends, family, everyone to contribute to your fundraising page and help you reach your fundraising goal. How do families raise funds as part of the Walk Strong to Cure JM? By forming a Walk Team! A Team is a group of people who join together to support Cure JM and walk together at the event. A Team can be made up of family, friends, neighbors, classmates, coworkers, a school, friends, anyone! A team could be just you or your immediate family, or your team could be larger if you have friends or family in Texas who can join your team! Participating in the walk is a highlight of being on a Walk Team, but if your friends and family aren't traveling to Austin, they can still be on your Team "virtually"!