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Cure JM Foundation

Cure JM 2012 Annual Conference and Fundraising Event (including Charity Running Team)

Baltimore, Maryland

Karianne McDaniel's Page

I am participating in Cure JM Foundation’s national fundraising and awareness event taking place in Baltimore, Maryland on October 12th and 13th.

As many of you know, my oldest son Aidan was officially diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis on January 1, 2010. Aidan had to endure a 9 week stay at Emanuel Children's hospital where they worked with him in regaining the ability to walk, swallow and use his core body muscles. After leaving the hospital Aidan continued with physical and occupational therapy for an additional three months. In this time he was able to be self sufficient, i.e. dress himself, walk without assistance, and eat a meal.
In the past 31 months Aidan has made great strides. But there still is no cure. With every dollar raised, every dollar is spent finding a cure. Orphan diseases, like JDM, need as much help as possible in raising awareness and funds. Please consider giving to this most worthy cause. 

Cure JM Foundation is an all-volunteer non-profit organization which was created and is managed by families of children with Juvenile Myositis (JM). Cure JM Foundation’s mission is to provide support to families coping with JM, raise awareness of JM and fund research that will ultimately lead to a cure.

JM is a rare autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. For many children with JM, it's a challenge to simply stand up or sit down and can be life-threatening. This rare disease affects approximately 2-4 children out of a million.

The Foundation’s aspirational goal is to never, ever let another child suffer with Juvenile Myositis. With your help, this goal may be well within reach some day.

Please consider DONATING today! No amount is too small, every dollar we raise gets us one step closer to our goal!
You can also mail your donation to:
Cure JM Foundation
836 Lynwood Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024

Corporate matching forms can be faxed to:
(760) 230-2243

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Aidan three days before being diagnosed