Jenna is 11 and was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis in April 2018. She is currently undergoing a very complex treatment including weekly chemotherapy shots , daily medications and physical therapy.
In January 2019 Jenna started participating in a clinical trial at GW Myositis Center which involves weekly injections of the drug Abatacept. We are very hopeful that she will respond well with this treatment.
Please consider helping us raise awareness and funds for research for this rare and non- cureable disease.
If you live in the DC Metro area please consider attending the walk below.
Jenna and Family
EVENT DATE: September 21, 2019
Join us for the 3rd Annual Walk Strong to Cure JM – D.C.
WHEN: September 21, 2019
WHERE: Rio Washingtonian Center
209 Boardwalk Place Gaithersburg, MD 20878
We will have an amazing and fun walk and family fun event!
9AM - check-in (same day registration available)
10AM - Noon- Walk and festivities
Contact: email@example.com for more information.
All proceeds benefit Cure JM Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for Juvenile Myositis, a life-threatening disease which causes the body’s own immune system to attack healthy cells and tissues. It can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk and disfigurement. It can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more.
And there is no cure....YET!
But with support from friends and family like you, we’re getting closer to better treatments and a cure. Last year, we were able to fund research at 10 prestigious research institutions, helping to advance JM research at an unprecedented pace! Your support now will keep that momentum going.