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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,

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The Cure JM Grandparent Council

A Council of Grandparents, For Grandparents

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3:00 p.m.  Eastern

2:00 p.m.  Central

1:00 p.m.  Mountain

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

Grandparent Council Call

Thursday, February 22nd, 2024


We invite you to join our next Grandparent Council meeting on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024. 


Connect with other grandparents and learn how to provide support to families along their JM journeys.

Register Now
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This Rare Disease Month, stand with JM families by signing our Proclamation of Thanks to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their commitment to rare diseases like JM.


Your signature signifies more than just a name – it's a valuable message to the NIH, underscoring the significance of their work for you and your loved ones affected by JM. Your support amplifies JM's visibility within the NIH to support new breakthrough research projects.


Join us in propelling progress – sign today to accelerate research and enhance treatments in pursuit of a cure for juvenile myositis. Every signature counts – together, let's shape history!

Sign the Proclamation
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At Cure JM, we are dedicated to helping children battling juvenile myositis. We are committed to making a real difference in the lives of those affected.


One way you can help is by registering to bid in our upcoming Rare Disease Auction. By doing so, you not only contribute to ongoing research, treatment, and education efforts but also play a role in helping children affected by JM rediscover the joy of being kids.


The Cure JM Rare Experiences Auction opens February 24th at 9:00 am Eastern! To view auction items and details, click the button below.


Check out the Auction
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Get ready for an unforgettable journey as we take the Family Conference experience to your community in 2024! We are inviting all JM families nationwide to join us for an empowering mix of connection and education.


Join insightful sessions led by top doctors, where you'll learn the latest treatment breakthroughs, cutting-edge research updates, and invaluable tips to enhance your child's care. Connect with fellow JM families at our upcoming educational Family Day or Regional Conference near you.


Expand your knowledge while also creating new bonds with those who understand your journey firsthand. Don't miss out – click here for a list of 2024 events and dive into a world of empowerment and learning!

View Events
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Lace up and Walk Strong with us! It's time to join the ranks of hundreds of Cure JM families taking strides toward better treatments and, ultimately, a cure.


Each Walk Strong event includes a delightful mix of food, fun, and friendship as our Cure JM community unites to walk for a brighter future. From children to young adults to grandparents, there's something for everyone in the family to enjoy.


The Walk Strong isn't just any stroll – it's our signature fundraising event, and it's made a tremendous impact, raising $3 million for JM research. Every single dollar makes a difference! Your participation is crucial in driving our mission and ensuring no promising research goes unfunded.


Join a walk near you by clicking the "learn more" button below. Can't make it to an in-person walk? No worries! You can still be a part of the movement from the comfort of your own home on a day that works best for you. Let's walk strong together!

Learn More
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9 Ways Grandparents Can Support Their Family After Diagnosis


We understand how difficult it is when your grandchild is diagnosed with juvenile myositis. Finding the right resources and knowing your role in supporting your family can be burdensome.


With this in mind, we have compiled these tips from other JM grandparents on how to best support a grandchild, their siblings, and the family on this journey.

Learn More
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On-going Grandparent Resources


Each month we will share a list of the available resources for Grandparents.


Link to Grandparent Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/curejmgrandparents


Link to Grandparent Resource Section of the Website:

https://www.curejm.org/support/jsf/epro-posts/tax/category:42/

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

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