Dear Cure JM,

The Cure JM Foundation has always treasured the special role that grandparents play in their families and Cure JM. We hope you enjoy this collection of news specifically for you, our grandparents. 

Best regards,

The Cure JM Grandparent Council

A Council of Grandparents, For Grandparents

We would like to take a moment and wish you and your family a very Happy Holidays! Thank you for all your involvement and dedication this past year.

We look forward to staying connected with you into the new year!

Thanks to your unwavering support, changing the world for patients diagnosed with juvenile myositis is now within our reach.

We are honored to share a short film showcasing Cure JM's mission in action and the impact being made in the lives of patients, families, and the medical community. 

You can help in spreading the impact of our mission in this video by sharing this video.

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Thanks to your generosity this season, we are closer to meeting our stretch goal of $1 million dollars raised for juvenile myositis research and programs by the end of 2023.

Meeting this stretch goal will mean we can do more for our kids in the new year – more to advance research, more to improve care, and more to give JM kids hope for a brighter future.


To meet this goalCure JM Co-Founders Tom and Shari Hume will match the next $25,000 raised by December 31.

Unlock the Match

As we enter a season of reflection and appreciation, Sydney's story serves as a poignant reminder of the power of resilience, gratitude, and the importance of supporting causes like those of Cure JM.

In the spirit of the holidays, let us be inspired by Sydney's unwavering spirit and the family's dedication to advocacy, fostering hope and gratitude in the face of adversity.

Click below to find out more about Sydney's story.

Sydney's Story

As the winter months approach, there are a few things to remember when it comes to your JM grandkids, especially those with photosensitivity.

Snow reflects the sun, amping up UV exposure. Therefore, the UV is hitting your grandkids from the sky and from down below, where the snow is reflecting it off the ground. So, even in the cold months, sun protection is crucial.

Also, a cloudy day doesn’t mean UV rays aren’t present. 70% of UV rays still make their way through those clouds. Heat is not an indication of UV. UV is invisible, and you can’t feel it.

Higher altitude means more UV rays; think skiing on a mountaintop vs. a park in the valley. Altitude matters!

So, in the winter months, don’t forget the sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats for your JM warrior.

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“There is nothing more wonderful than the love and guidance a grandparent can give his or her grandchild.”   — Edward Fays, The Grandparents Treasure Chest.