Why Should I Consider Getting a Second Opinion for My JM Child
Learning that your child has Juvenile Myositis may feel overwhelming. Second opinions can confirm a diagnosis, help you understand different treatment options, and review your child’s current treatment plan to ensure it’s the right one for your family. Featuring: Dr. Rider is a Pediatric Rheumatologist and Head of the Environmental Autoimmunity Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Science, National Institutes […]
Myositis Specific Antibodies (MSAs): What Families Need to Know
Myositis-specific antibodies (MSAs) are associated with certain symptoms in JM patients. In some cases, knowing the MSA of a patient may help clinicians look out for certain symptoms and guide treatment decisions. Dr. Jessica Neely explains these associations, why they are important, and the limitations in our understanding of the role of MSAs in JM.
The Importance of Research
Research is vital to finding better treatments and a cure for juvenile myositis. Cure JM funds research studies through our Cure JM Centers of Excellence and the Cure JM Clinical Care Network.
Cure JM Foundation Literature
The following brochures, handouts and posters are available for online viewing and printing. If you need professionally printed copies for an event, please contact us.
The Cure JM Foundation produces a monthly newsletter with the latest news and updates about Juvenile Myositis. Please click below to read past issues of the Family News. Read the Newsletter Family News: June 2023 Family News: May 2023 Family News: April 2023 Family News: March 2023 Family News: January 2023 Family News: December 2022 […]
Cure JM Foundation Highlights
Cure JM has created resources and connections for over 4,000 patients and families in 40 different countries—including regional JM family support representatives throughout the U.S.
Kindergarten is about making friends, learning how to count by two’s, and reading Biscuit books. But for Madi, Kindergarten was not so simple.
Support Cure JM Foundation
Cure JM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, volunteer-managed organization dedicated to finding a cure for juvenile myositis (JM).
Cure JM was founded 19 years ago by a small group of volunteers who wanted to change the world for children with a rare disease few had ever heard of—juvenile myositis, or JM.
Parker’s Journey and the Start of Cure JM
At age 4 Parker was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis. Only 2 in a million children are affected. We started Cure JM to find a cure and help kids like Parker.
2021 Impact Report and 2022 Goals
Featuring Jim Minow, Executive Director of Cure JM, Dr. Andrew Heaton, Ph.D, Chief Scientific Officer, and Shannon Malloy, Director of Development and Family Engagement.