BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 27, 2014
Help us find a cure for Lucia!
This Thanksgiving, we are running in the Bethesda Turkey Chase 10k to help find a cure for my five-year-old niece Lucia. In September, Lucia was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis.
Juvenile Myositis is a life-threatening disease affecting 2-4 children per million. It causes a child's own immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells, which 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! Please give today and help find a cure for Lucia. Give now at https://www.crowdrise.com/TurkeyChase Help us reach our goal of raising $2,000 for research before Thanksgiving.
All donations go directly to Cure JM Foundation. Cure JM Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis (JM). Cure JM Foundation is the ONLY organization that solely supports Juvenile Myositis and is the largest charitable supporter of Juvenile Myositis research.
And every dollar makes a direct impact – well over 95% of donations go directly toward research or educational programs. Your generosity will help fund medical research studies, JM research centers in Chicago and Washington, D.C., where Lucia is treated. Current research underway includes studying Juvenile Myositis and Premature Atheroscerosis, Lymphocyte Repertoire and other studies to advance the understanding of Juvenile Myositis and help Lucia live a long and happy life.
Please give today and help find a cure for Lucia.