Today, an estimated 30,000 New Mexicans carry the mutation known as the Common Hispanic Mutation, and the numbers are increasing – even as many thousands continue to go undiagnosed. Some areas are more affected than others. In part, this is because most New Mexico counties are considered medically underserved, and many in rural areas have limited access to healthcare.
One advocacy group, the Baca Family Historical Project, is trying to change this with a new approach to CCM outreach — one that emphasizes genealogy and shared heritage. This new approach has been greatly successful and we have identified over 1000 new individuals with the CCM1 gene. But many, many more remain untested, undiagnosed.
Help us raise $100,000 to cover the costs of operating the Baca Family Historical Project in New Mexico for one year. Thank you for your support.