Skip to content
caseylawrence's profile image - click for profile

Casey Lawrence's Fundraiser:

Cure for Brenden

Casey's Photo

BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation

Casey Lawrence


Please help us find a cure for Brenden!

We are raising funds to help find a cure for our son Brenden.  He was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis last year when he was just 4 years old and it breaks our heart to watch him suffer.

Juvenile Myositis is a group of life-threatening diseases (including Juvenile Dermatomyositis) 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 you can make a difference!  Our family’s goal is to raise $3,000 by June 1st.  These funds will go DIRECTLY to new research programs.  You can help us reach this goal!

Cure JM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis (JM).  Cure JM is the ONLY organization that solely supports Juvenile Myositis and is the largest charitable supporter of Juvenile Myositis research.   Deductible

It isn't easy for us to ask for donations.  One big reason that we feel OK about asking is that we know how much impact each and every donation has, and how direct the impact is.  Speaking for ourselves as donors, it is so important to us to know that the charitable contributions we make are truly felt, and not just absorbed into the giant machinery of an enormous organization.   With Cure JM, we know that nearly ALL of our donation has a DIRECT impact – over 90% of all donations go directly to research and education. Cure JM is a volunteer-managed organization, managed by parents and grandparents of children who battle Juvenile Myositis.  

And your support IS making an impact.  You have made it possible to fund seven new research grants in the last year alone.  These research grants are going directly to JM research and wouldn’t be possible without your support.  You are helping to fund two JM Centers of Excellence.  Because of you researchers are studying the causes of Juvenile Myositis, the best treatments and how JM impacts the heart.

Thank you everyone for your many contributions over the past several years!  We appreciate it more than we can say.  It gives us such hope and strength to know that we aren’t fighting this battle alone.  Your support means everything to us.

Thank you for giving us such HOPE!




Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

Be the first to Donate to Casey and Cure for Brenden.