Upcoming Regional Events and Fundraisers


Pacific Northwest Chapter - Regional Medical Event

Sunday, April 23rd, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
4800 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA

Workshop: Transitioning to Adult Rheumatology Care is important.

Rheumatology staff will present strategies to help prepare for and ease the transition from pediatric to adult care. A Question & Answer session will follow.

The workshop will focus on:

  • Age-by-age guide to transitioning to Adult Rheumatology Care
  • Tips & Tricks on how Caregivers can help patients prepare to manage their own care
  • And much more


Melinda’s Wish – a birthday celebration to benefit Cure JM

Sunday, April 23rd. 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630

If you can attend or would like more information, please contact Sharon Ortega at .

Swing for a Cure

Thursday, April 27th
Tchefuncta Country Club
2 Country Club Park
Covington, LA 70433

Join fellow Cure JM families, friends, and the community for the 5th Swing for a Cure tournament. Contact to RSVP or for more information. Hope to see you there!


Walk Strong to Cure JM - Chicago

Sunday, May 7th
Busse Woods, Ned Brown Preserve
Elk Grove Village, IL

Registration opens 9:00am. Walk Festivities begin 10:00am. Contact for more information.


Walk Strong to Cure JM - New York

Saturday, May 13th, 9:00am - 11:00am
Registration opens at 8:00am
Eisenhower Park
Long Island, New York

Contact for more information.


Florida Chapter Family Fun Afternoon and Chapter Organizing Meeting

Saturday, May 20th, 11:00am - 1:00pm
CareSync Office
14055 Riveredge Drive
Tampa, FL 33637

This fun afternoon of connecting with other Cure JM families will include complimentary food, social time, and supervised playtime for the kids. Cure JM Executive Director Jim Minow will also present an update on the latest JM research and initiatives for 2017. This is a "drop in" event, and families should feel free to come and go as needed. Teens will have their own space to socialize. Kids and teens can enjoy the activities or remain with their parents. After the event, families are invited to join the group of families going to Busch Gardens Tampa, just down the street. Please RVSP to .

Pacific Northwest Chapter - Meet & Greet and Walk Kickoff Party

Organized by the Pacific Northwest Chapter, serving WA, OR, UT, MT, ID, and Western Canada
Sunday, May 21st, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Alverez Home
13905 184th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Please join us for a family-fun afternoon with food, activities for the kids/teens, and time to connect with other Cure JM families. The day will also feature a brief update on JM research and the upcoming Walk Strong to Cure JM on 10/7/17.

Please RSVP to .


Walk Strong to Cure JM - Washington, DC

Sunday, June 4th
RIO Washington Center
209 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, MD

Contact for more information.


4th Annual Cowboy Brad Concert benefiting Cure JM

Saturday, June 24th
YMCA of the Rockies
Estes Park, CO

Families will meet at the venue at 4:00pm for a bring-your-own-picnic meet & greet. Concert will begin at 7:00pm.For more information, please contact .


Philadelphia Family Social Event

Saturday, July 15th, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
The Home of Dave and Kate Ettingoff
1119 King of Prussia Road
Wayne, PA 19087

This fun evening will have a Luau Theme and will include complimentary food, yard games, swimming, and a viewing of the Disney movie Moana. The yard will be shady at this time, which I know we all appreciate. Please RVSP to by July 2nd, so we can plan the food and kids’ activities.


Evening Under the Stars with Don Middlebrook and the Pearl Divers

Date TBD - More Details Coming Soon
Warsaw, Indiana

For more information, contact Kristine Alderfer at 317-402-0764 or .


Annual Yard Sale to Benefit Cure JM

Date TBD- More Details Coming Soon
2125 Vernon Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

CLEAN UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!! For each of the past five years we have raised over $5,000 hosting a simple yard sale with the donated items of friends. If you are able to attend or donate any items, please contact Cure JM Advisory Council member Julie Shevlin at .


2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Walk Strong to Cure JM

Saturday, October 7th
Marymoor Park, Velodrome
Redmond, WA

Registration opens 9:00am. Walk Festivities begin 10:00am. Contact for more information.


Spring, 2018

Central Texas Walk Strong to Cure JM

Check back soon for more details.



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