BENEFITING: Cure JM Foundation
ORGANIZER: Cure JM Foundation
EVENT: Austin Marathon 2017
EVENT DATE: Feb 19, 2017
We are joining Team Cure JM for the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon to raise funds for Juvenile Myositis research. My Aunt's daughter, Melinda Ortega, has been fighting Juvenile Myositis since her diagnosis in January of 2016. Melinda went from an elite athlete to barely being able to walk as Juvenile Myositis destroyed her body.
Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a life-threatening disease that causes a child's own immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells. It 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 that's where you come in.
Make a gift or join our team now and help make a brighter future for Melinda and all the kids fighting Juvenile Myositis.