Our Mission
To find a cure and better treatments for Juvenile Myositis and improve the lives of families affected by JM.

In This Issue

🎈 Calling Hope Heroes - Hear About Cure JM's Biggest Day of the Year!

🎈 Giving Tuesday Volunteer Spotlight - Olivia's "Story of Hope"

🎈 Learn About Exciting New JM Drugs and Treatments From a Researcher

🎈 Promising New Grants for JM Patient

🎈 Peer Mentor Program

🎈Grandparent Council Meeting • November 17, 2022

🎈2023 Cure JM Family Conference • Save the Date

Join the Biggest Day of the Year at Cure JM!

Hear from Cure JM Parent Shannon Malloy how you can plug in and make a difference during November. 

Your participation means a lot to our success. Contact shannon.malloy@curejm.org.

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The Kania Family: Leah and PJ, Joe and Lori, Olivia, her brother Michael, her Cousin Liam. Olivia's Aunt and Uncle Sarah and Chris.

Giving Tuesday Volunteer Spotlight Olivia's Story of Hope

Meet Olivia and her family. Since her diagnosis in 2021, her family has raised donations for Cure JM's important mission and is committed to supporting the organization in this year's Giving Tuesday campaign.

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November Town Hall–Learn About Exciting New JM Drugs and Treatments From a Researcher

For those unable to join us for our presentation from Dr. Kaveh Ardalan, Duke University School of Medicine, on November 1, attached please find a link to watch the recorded Zoom.

Dr. Ardalan covered exciting topics. including new drugs, new treatment methods, and what this could mean for you and your child with JM.

Watch the Recording
Peer Mentor Program Openings

We are looking for JM’ers ages 12–17 who would like to have an older JM’er as a mentor. 

This is part of Cure JM’s Peer Mentor Program for teens. Older teens and young adults living with JM have been trained to provide support and an empathetic ear for younger JM kids.

Our Peer Mentors are compassionate and thoughtful and able to listen and share their experiences in 1:1 conversations by telephone, Zoom or FaceTime.

For more information, please contact Cure JM’s Mental Health Coordinator at suzanne.edison@curejm.org

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The Grandparent Council meets on the 4th Thursday of every month.

Grandparent Council Call:

Thursday, November 17th, 2022

On November 17, connect with other grandparents and learn how to provide crucial support to families. 

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Announcing the 2023 Cure JM Family Conference

Thursday, June 29–Sunday, July 2, 2023

Washington, DC

The Cure JM Family Conference is back! 

Join families from around the country to learn about the latest treatment and research advances to share in our hope and progress.

🎈Receive the latest updates from world-renowned researchers and physicians, including Cure JM’s Medical Advisory Board.

🎈Connect with other families that understand what you and your family are experiencing. 

🎈Engage in activities for JM kids and siblings of all ages.

🎈 Attend our 20th Anniversary Awards Banquet.

🎈Attend the National Walk Strong Across America fundraising event.

More information about Early Bird Registration discounts to follow.

Do you have a story you would like to share?
Please contact familynews@curejm.org

Cure JM Foundation

19309 Winmeade Drive, Suite 204

Leesburg, VA 20176




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