BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation
ORGANIZER: Cure JM Foundation
Cure JM Foundation wrote-
Last night was the 11th Annual Holiday Party benefiting Cure JM Foundation and CHLA, held by the incredibly generous movie director Dave Venghaus on behalf of Chris Graves (of the band Diggin' The Graves ) Chris almost lost his life 12 years ago to Juvenile Dermatomyositis, and Dave was right there by his side to support him. This event is a way to give back to all of those who helped Chris, and to help those who continue to battle this devastating disease. Thank you Dave and all of the amazing supporters who gave so generously! You are helping Cure JM reach its goal to never, ever let another child suffer from Juvenile Myositis.
Pictured are the Ochoa Boyz who gave an outstanding performance while sporting their Cure JM wristbands!
Juvenile Myositis is a life-threatening disease affecting 2-4 children per million in the U.S. Juvenile Myositis (JM) causes the body's own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues, which can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, and even death. JM can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.
And there is no cure…YET. But you can help.
Generosity like yours has helped Cure JM Foundation invest more than $8 million into critical research, advancing our understanding of the genetic and environmental risk factors of Juvenile Myositis, the most effective drug treatments, and common factors of life-threatening heart and lung complications.