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Although the results of the CrowdRise Holiday Challenge can take up to a week to be official, we wanted to let you know the extraordinary impact you had over the last month through Giving Tuesday and the Holiday Challenge.

Your generosity and hard work has earned over $900,000 for Juvenile Myositis research and programs! This result is truly extraordinary and you have our most sincere and heartfelt thanks for helping to improve the lives of kids with Juvenile Myositis.

The over $900,000 earned includes:

  • $575,000 in online gifts, thank you!
  • $150,000 total earned from the Leetz Family Match
  • $85,000 in prize money won -- including the Giving Tuesday 1st Place Prize, an overall Grand Prize, and several other Bonus Challenges along the way 
  • $100,000 in checks received in the mail which don't show online
  • Plus a top prize in the national medial bonus challenge, winning digital billboard space across the United States for four weeks in 2018 

Your exceptional support during the Holiday Challenge — including Giving Tuesday — will provide crucial funding for Cure JM’s Strategic Research Plan.

The research plan calls for investing in identifying the genes that cause Juvenile Myositis and understanding their role, investing in drug discovery and development so children will have more and better treatments, and speeding basic research out of the lab to bring new treatments for Juvenile Myositis to the marketplace. Accomplishing these research goals is within our grasp, and Cure JM’s determination to succeed is unwavering. More details about the research that your support is making possible will be coming in the Cure JM Impact Report this spring.

Thank you again! Thanks to your generosity we look forward to 2018 with great hope and optimism.