2016 Maine Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay

Team Cure SMA

Please join us to support Cure SMA by making a contribution to our team page.

We’re supporting Cure SMA because spinal muscular atrophy is the number one genetic cause of death for infants, and approximately 1 in every 50 individuals is a genetic carrier for SMA.  But there’s great reason for hope. We know what causes SMA and what we need to do to develop effective treatments.


We’re getting closer and closer to an FDA-approved therapy, with 17 ongoing drug programs-and six of those are now in clinical trials.


We’ve  chosen Cure SMA because they are uniquely positioned to direct funds to where they can make the greatest difference as quickly as possible. They’ve  already invested $57 million in research.  It is our hope that we will see the day this disease has a treatment and a cure so that other families will not have to go through what we did, and so our children won't have to worry about their children being affected by this disease either.


CureSMA also provides vital support for families living with SMA, improving their quality of life today. And every year they host the largest SMA conference in the world, bringing families together with the leading SMA researchers.


Making a donation to Cure SMA is easy, secure and completely confidential.  Just click on the link and follow the steps!


Thank you again for your personal gift to support our efforts to fund vital research and family support programs for those affected by SMA.

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