Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. About one in 50,000 people in the United States have Friedreich's ataxia. Most individuals have onset of symptoms of FA between the ages of 5 and 18 years. Adult or late onset FA is less common, <25% of diagnosed individuals, and can occur anytime during adulthood.
Jumpin' for Jazz supports research that will improve the quality and length of life for those diagnosed with Friedreich's ataxia. There are many promising drugs currently in Phase I and II levels of research, which we hope will lead to treatments that improve or eliminate its symptoms. We do that by supporting the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
To learn more about Jumpin' for Jazz, visit our website at http://jumpinforjazz.org.
To learn more about FARA, visit their website at http://www.curefa.org.