Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Help us Fight to End SMA

PLEASE VOTE: It’s really this simple –>

  • You can vote once EVERY DAY from now until September 29th at 5 PM EDT
  • Go to VoteForSMA.com, select the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, enter the two security words, check the Official Rules box, and then click “Vote Now!”
  • That’s it! It’s really that simple :)
  • Don’t forget to add your name to the DailyVoteReminder.com list so you don’t miss a $20K vote.
  • And…don’t stop there — SHARE!

SMA Statistics:

  • SMA is the #1 genetic killer of infants and young children.
  • 1 in every 40 people or nearly 10 million Americans UNKNOWINGLY carry the gene responsible for SMA — few have any known family history of SMA.
  • SMA is a pan-ethnic disease and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, or gender
  • There is currently no treatment and no cure, but the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) selected SMA as the disease closest to treatment of more than 600 neurological disorders.
  • Researchers estimate that we are as close as only a few years away from finding a treatment and/or cure.
  • Because scientists know so much about SMA, SMA is considered a “model” disease with direct impact on research into many other diseases potentially benefiting millions of people.

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