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Mission: Cure JM Foundation's mission is to find a cure for Juvenile Myositis and improve the lives of families affected by JM.

Results: Raised $10 million for research and educational programs. Helped establish 2 research and treatment centers. Provided support to 2,500 patients and family members. Funded the first-ever book solely about JM with contributions from 80 medical professionals. Held 9 family conferences and 6 symposiums for the medical community. Supported over 120 research studies to accelerate progress toward a cure.

Geographic areas served: the United States and worldwide

Programs: 2 research and treatment centers; annual conferences for patients and their families; annual symposiums for the medical community; support groups and educational materials

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Kristinepa

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Cure JM Foundation is a wonderful organization. Friends, information, resources, support, research, connections are just a few of the things that they have given our family.

When our daughter was diagnosed, 4 years ago, we got lucky and found the Cure JM Foundation, where we found information on her disease and learned about a book that would also help educate us. We were in panic mode and had no idea what we were getting into. Lucky for us, we found all kinds of wonderful support through the Cure JM Foundation.
Our journey has been filled with may downs and some ups, but along the way, we have always had the support of our Cure JM family. Amazing!

Volunteer

Rating: 3

Cure JM did send a welcome folder for my daughter.

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ShannonMalloy 04/16/2014

momof2girls1boy, I am personally saddened that your experience with Cure JM was not as good as it could have been. Providing support for families coping with Juvenile Myositis has always been a cornerstone of Cure JM’s mission statement. If there is something that we can do to improve we want to know about it so we can fix it. I hope that you will reach out soon, my email is below. Wishing you all the best, Shannon Shannon.Malloy@curejm.org

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Cure JM Foundation has been so helpful, beyond measure. They open the doors of hope and help to anyone affected by this terrible disease, Juvenile Dermatomyositis. Bless them all.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cure JM is an amazing organization with incredible people giving of their time and expertise to help find a cure for children diagnosed with JM. I have been involved with this fantastic non-profit group since 2001 and can't even begin to say how much they have done to help find a cure for JM. They offer education on the disease, family support, grants to help fund research and so much more. Cure JM is truly saving lives!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our daughter was diagnosed 17 years ago. She has not reached remission yet, but with an organization like Cure JM we have not given up hope. At the time of our daughters diagnosis Cure JM did not exist. When we found Cure JM they treated us like family and answered any questions we had. You would never wish this disease on anyone, but knowing that there is an organization/families out there that understand what you are going through makes the journey a bit easier.

There has never been a time that we needed something that Cure JM was not there for us.

Erin62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cure JM is an amazing organization and I don't think I could ever express how grateful I am to have found them. If it were not for their existence my daughter's outcome could have been much worse. From me stumbling upon their site and realizing that my daughter's mystery condition was actually JDM to the unwavering support and information about JDM we have received from them, our lives would be very different without them. I have never met such a committed, positive, inspiring and supportive group of people and truly believe this organization's determination can lead to finding a cure.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When my daughter was first diagnosed with JDM, I had no idea what that meant. When I found the JM MOMS message board on Facebook, I slowly began to learn more. Not only did I discover things about this disease, but I also discovered things about the people behind the CURE JM Foundation. I learned that this organization does not have an office, does not have expense accounts, and they are not paid for their time. They do what they do because someone in their family was diagnosed with JDM. And even when they are having difficulties paying their own family expenses, medical bills, they still put their first foot forward to raising money to the CURE JM group hoping that one day a cure will be found. The major pharmaceuticals and drug companies may have forgotten about this disease and not doing the research needed to help find a cure because of how rare it is. It is because of these people, it will not be forgotten. I read something once; no matter how rare a disease is does not matter if your child or family member has it. I give everyone in the CURE JM site an A++.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This past weekend, I attended my first Cure JM Conference. I went there, wanting to learn as much as I could about JDM so I could help find a cure for my 6 year old grandson Kinser who was diagnosed in August of 2010. I wanted medical information, anything that I use to help him and the other children with this disease. To be honest, most of the medical information was so far over my head that I had a hard time grasping the information presented. Then, I realized the real reason I was there. It was for support, the kind you get when you realize that there is a "community/family" out there for you. To help you cope. To give you strength. To give you courage to fight against something that has no boundries or feelings like you do. The entire time I spent time with the Cure JM Foundation family, I felt courage coming from each and everyone of those in attendence. This could only have been accomplished if the Foundation existed, without them, we would be standing alone. That is something no family should ever feel when dealing with an Orphan Disease. The Cure JM Foundation deserves to be recognized for this award because they exist for the families to have hope.

Kelly G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis four years ago. Getting this diagnosis was frightening to say the least. I was so fortunate to have found CureJM. Within one day of registering my daughter and her diagnosis on the CureJM web site, I was contacted by another mom facing the same circumstances. CureJM provided comfort, information, and a constructive path forward to find a cure for this devastating and rare disease. I will forever be indebted and I will continue to volunteer and fight until no child suffers with this rare and incurable illness.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis almost 3 years ago. A google search at that time came up with the CureJM Foundation web site. I registered and within a matter of hours was greeted by what would soon become my extended family. Had it not been for CureJM, I would not have had the crucial information and support to get me through 3 tough, long years. My daughter take 32 pills a day, has weekly chemo injections, and 10 hour infusions every 3 weeks. I hate this disease, but I am grateful every day that a group of dedicated parents took the time and effort to create CureJM, making resources available from diagnosis to -- God willing -- remission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cure JM Foundation has been there to support us from the very day my daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. I emailed each member of their board from the website about who the top doctors were and how to get in touch with them. I had responses back in no time at all. They also let me know about their free educational conference that was coming up in 3 weeks from that day. WIthout these wonderful people and this amazing group of volunteers we would not be where we are today with our daughter! Great people all in the same shoes. It is ran by the very parents that are dealing with the same disease and have been in your shoes! They support research from very caring and compassionate doctors. It is more like a family of everyone who becomes involved. It is more than just a foundation who wants your money, who is not in your shoes, who is going to pay their own salaries. This is a group of people who are doing everything they can to try and save lives!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found CureJM website the day my daughter was diagnosed with Juvenile Dermatomyositis. I found the board members personal emails on the site and sent them each an email explaining that we had just been diagnosed and did not know what to do. I received emails in return very promptly and they have supported us through this process. They were having their annual educationalconference and fundraiser within 3 weeks of our diagnosis. They gave me all the information and were so great and welcoming when we showed up.

Without the personal help of this organization and definitely the research they have funded my daughter would not be in the shape she is in today. The Myositis and You book is like a bible to many JM families. This was a great project done by this organization.

The passion of this organization stems from the fact that it is led and driven by people directly affected with this disease. It is not a hobby or a cause to support. It is every day life that the board and all of us have to live and deal with. A cure for our kids is not a community service project, but a real life passion!!!