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owner profile imageFour Days Past our Inaugural Walk!
October 19, 2017

What a spectacular day we had this past Sunday, October 15th! We had over 12 families of JM Kids/Teens join us, and a total of over 500 people  See more

BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation

EVENT: Walk Strong to Cure JM - Massachusetts

EVENT DATE: Oct 15, 2017

Melissa Corey

THE STORY:

In February 2017, our son Geno Corey, was diagnosed at Boston Children's Hospital with a rare autoimmune disease called Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM). This disease affects only 2-4 kids out of 1-million children in the US per year, and causes  skin rash (dermato) and muscle inflammation (myositis), resulting in weak muscles. At one point, Geno could not walk and had to use a wheelchair in the hospital. He has had to regain his leg and arm muscle strength through Physical Therapy. And he has to stay out of the sun, as to not cause another flare of his skin rash.


Unfortunately, there is still no cure for JDM; but the Cure JM Foundation (CureJM.org) is working diligently with researchers, doctors and hospitals all over the world to help find a cure! This small non-profit organization donates over 87% of all it's profits to fund research at places like: the National Institute of Health, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, George Washington University Myositis Center and many other medical centers.


The Cure JM Foundation was established in October 2003 by Shari Hume, Tom Hume and Lisa Felix, all parents of children with JM, and by Harriet Bollar, a grandmother of a child with JM. They were brought together only by circumstance, but with the same determination to find a cure for Juvenile Myositis. Their ultimate goal was to eradicate JM, so that no child would ever have to suffer from this insidious disease again. Their fundraising efforts began with a Lemonade Stand in Encinitas, CA!


Without the fundraising efforts of the Cure JM Foundation, very sick children like Geno would not have as much chance of remission as they do now. In fact, not long ago there was over a 30% mortality rate for JM children. Now, because of corticosteroids like Prednisone, most children survive - but with terrible side-effects like bone loss and breakage, swelling, and many other future problems. That's why it's essential that we, as parents, family, friends and concerned individuals, help find better and safer treatments for these beautiful kids! This is why we are fundraising for the Cure JM Foundation!


Please consider becoming a: Hero of Hope by making a $250 donation; Hero of Hope, Presenting Hero @ $500; Champion for Children Sponsor @ $1,000; Champion for Children, Presenting Sponsor @ $2,500; Champion for Children, Presenting Sponsor @ $5,000; or a Champion for Children, Grand Sponsor @ $10,000! There are benefits to each of these levels, which I can share with you in a Sponsorship Flyer.


Thank you to everyone who reads this and takes the next step to donate to this much-needed and ever-important cause!

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To This Fundraiser

$12,484

MONEY RAISED
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  • Danielle O'Rourke

    $25

  • The Anderson Family

    $25

  • Chad Bouchard

    $25

  • Heather Evans

    $100

  • The Chavoor Family

    $50

  • Robert Elliott

    $25

  • Claudia Smith

    $50

  • Chris, Shannon, Gavin, Brody & Wyatt

    $25

  • Jenn Welch

    $25

  • Kellie Windle

    $25

  • Melissa K

    $10

  • Eugene and Linda

    $25

  • Audra Brunell

    $25

  • Donald Uvanitte

    $25

  • Mohan Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Keith Morley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Neil Feeley

    $100

  • Willius Cease Family

    $50

  • Joan Bellerose

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Cerratis

    $25

  • Curtis Family (Michelle, Clay, Nathan, Matthew, Daniel & Baby)

    $250

  • Raquel Acuna

    $15

  • Laura Mayeux

    $25

  • Don & Michele Curtis

    $250

  • Millbury Savings Bank

    $250

  • Goretti's Supermarket

    $250

  • Karin Hunt

    $100

  • Carol Hunt

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Gina Fedele

    $25

  • Margaret

    $250

  • Fatos Dedeoglu

    $50

  • Cape Cod Systems Inc.

    $200

  • cheri heino

    $50

  • Sarah Haak

    $25

  • Teema & Papa Corey

    $800

  • KMGK Worldwide

    $1,200

  • Cox Family

    $50

  • Sue Dean

    $100

  • Sarah Vareschi

    $200

  • Sandra Ferrari

    $25

  • Dr. Alex Cutler MD

    $60

  • 1896 Plumbing & Heating Inc./Drain Guys

    $350

  • Robert Rosati/Alewife Company Inc.

    $500

  • The Larson/Gilbert Family

    $25

  • Aysun & Alex

    $250

  • Sue & Joe Marzo

    $100

  • Sean Corey & Family

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margaret Chang

    $50

  • Claire Pomarico

    $100

  • Kathleen Finnerty Schroth

    $250

  • April Potenti

    $50

  • Dottie & Dennis

    $100

  • Donna & Joe Partanna

    $30

  • The Salmon Family

    $1,000

  • James Veator

    $40

  • Mark & Patty Frankian

    $100

  • Verizon Matching Program

    $40

  • Denise Sullivan & Kenny

    $100

  • Steve Pilalas

    $50

  • Peter and Janet Lynn

    $250

  • Duyette

    $250

  • Patricia Torre

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Lori Hanson

    $25

  • russell pompeo

    $100

  • Mary Blanchard

    $25

  • Rotmans Furniture

    $250

  • Amy Martin and Howard Wasserman

    $50

  • Cristina & Shane Kelcourse

    $25

  • Tiffany Tibbets Newman

    $25

  • Julie Pozzessere

    $50

  • Lindsey Briggs

     

  • Laurel Maloney

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Taryn & Alex Bonnefoi

    $100

  • Cathy Williamson

    $50

  • Shaw Elementary Staff and Students

    $200

  • DILSEIA KAPLAN

    $100

  • Mindy Lo

     

  • The Everson's

    $20

  • Chris larson

     

  • Jordan Warren

     

  • Allison Kostick

     

  • Diana Andrade

    $50

  • Scanlon family

    $250

  • Robert G. O'Connor Lodge #13

    $200

  • Janice Perez

    $25

  • Checks - amazing support

    $334

  • Maria McDonald

     

  • Edge hair studio

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • joe and betty

    $25

  • Janet DeBatt

    $25

  • Amy Knight & Family

    $50

  • Marilyn & Fred D'Allessandro

    $75

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50% Raised of$25,000 Goal

The Team: $12,484 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Corey

Amount Raised

$6,414

 

26% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Loretta Corey

Amount Raised

$2,325

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Curtis

Amount Raised

$1,240

 

25% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenn Welch

Amount Raised

$1,025

Fundraiser Title

Claire Pomarico

Amount Raised

$350

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Vareschi

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Karin Hunt

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

April Perez

Amount Raised

$140

 

140% Raised of$100 Goal

Donor Comments

Marilyn & Fred D'Allessandro

Marilyn & Fred D'Allessandro

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Amy Knight & Family

Amy Knight & Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Janet DeBatt

Janet DeBatt

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

joe and betty

joe and betty

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Edge hair studio

Edge hair studio

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Maria McDonald

Maria McDonald

2 years ago

Checks - amazing support

Checks - amazing support

DONATION: $334

2 years ago

Janice Perez

Janice Perez

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robert G. O'Connor Lodge #13

Robert G. O'Connor Lodge #13

DONATION: $200

In honor of Geno 2 years ago