Anna sums up well why we continue to fight to Cure JM:
"I was diagnosed with Juvenile Myositis four years ago. I have experienced pain for years and before being diagnosed, I was very weak with swollen muscles and a rash over my elbows. For three months we struggled to find a diagnosis. During this time I was unable to do much more than lie around and had to undergo many painful tests. After many trials of medications, I have found something that seems to help. To this day, I am still fighting but with the support of the Cure JM Foundation I am hopeful that research is heading in the right direction."
Join us in the fight against Juvenile Myositis.
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.
We are raising funds for Cure JM, the ONLY organization solely dedicated to accelerating the most promising JM research and improving the lives of every family fighting JM.
Thanks to support from friends and family like you, Since its inception, Cure JM has invested more money into Juvenile Myositis research and programs than any other charitable organization. Cure JM Foundation is the leading global nonprofit organization funding Juvenile Myositis research, having invested over $12 million in Juvenile Myositis research and programs and supported over 160 research studies to accelerate the pace of research. Thank you for making research possible!
And while we should be proud of all we have accomplished together, our challenge today is that we simply must move faster and in more areas of research than we ever have before. Cure JM’s Strategic Research Plan calls for substantial new investments to identify the genes that cause JM and to understand their role. The plan calls for investments in drug discovery and development so children will have more and better treatments. And the plan calls for speeding basic research out of the lab and into the clinic through partnerships with pharmaceutical companies that will be needed to bring new treatments for JM to the marketplace.
Accomplishing these research goals is within our grasp, and Cure JM’s determination to succeed is unwavering, but we need your help.
Please consider making a gift to Cure JM today. Cure JM Foundation believes in effectively stewarding every dollar and over 90% of all funds raised since Cure JM’s inception has gone directly to research and educational programs. Cure JM is also proud to have been a “Top Rated” nonprofit by Great Nonprofits each year since 2011. Additionally, in 2015, Cure JM received the Independent Charities “Best in America” Seal of Excellence that is only given to 0.2% of over 1 million nonprofits in the U.S. This seal is awarded on an annual basis to charities that meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.