Join us Oct. 8th for the inaugural Walk Strong to Cure JM at Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA. We would love to have you on Team Griffin!
This will be a paved 1 mile walk that is accessible to everyone. There will be bounce houses, food trucks, and much more. Register the whole family and come out for a day of fun.
Griffin was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis (JM) in 2008 at the age of 3. Juvenile dermatomyositis is a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disease that attacks the skin, muscles, and other healthy tissue causing weak muscles and a number of skin rashes. He had to be on a cocktail of medications, including steroids and chemotherapy drugs, to fight the JM. Fortunately, he responded well to treatment and has been off all meds and in remission for 5 years. Even though he is in remission and doing well, JM will always be a part of his life because it could come back at any time. The sun can be a huge trigger of JM, so even now, he must wear sunscreen whenever he is outside and avoid the sun as much as possible. Many kids with JM do not have as good as an outcome as Griffin, so we continue to raise awareness and funds for research.
Thank you for your continued support of Griffin and Cure JM!