Helping Andrew CureSMA!
We are Team, "Fighter Family & Friends of Andrew!"
On April 14, we'll be running, jogging and walking in the Ukrop's Monument Ave. 10K in Richmond, VA. For most of us, this will be our 4th year participating in this fun event! But we don't do it for fun, we do it to honor our amazing friend, Andrew Creighton and his 25 year fight against Spinal Muscular Atrophy and to raise awareness and money for research for SMA.
SMA is a disease that robs people of physical strength by affecting the motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat and breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants. BUT, thanks to the continued support of friends and family over the years, there is finally hope! The historic, first-ever treatment (Spinraza) for SMA was approved by the FDA in December, 2016! It's main goal, to slow and/or stop the progression of SMA, allowing researchers time to continue developing effective therapies that will eventually lead to a CURE!
By making a donation to our fundraiser, YOU will be supporting the groundbreaking research taking place and helping Andrew and all those fighting SMA! Any amount is most appreciated!
Thanks in advance from our team members!
Carice Smith, Caryn, Jenna, Lyndsey & Kenley Martin, Josh Montagnino, Danis Goins, Mike, Nancy (Wright) & Erin Collins, Liz Glover, Amy Couillard, Penny Dupuis, Don & Gail Raikes and Jason, Jessica, Alyssa & Nick Montagnino
*Cure SMA also participates in the matching gift program. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
**If you'd prefer to send a check, please make it to "Cure SMA" and indicate "TeamAndrew" in the memo line. It can be mailed to: Carice Smith, 7247 Placida Circle, Mechanicsville, VA 23116