Volunteer Spotlight- Kristine Alderfer

As a member of the Cure JM community, you have likely heard the name Kristine Alderfer, a devoted parent of a teen with JM who has become a leader, serving as the President of our Board of Directors.

Kristine has been involved in Cure JM through volunteer roles for many years, and her involvement has become a family affair, as her daughter Katherine is a patient advocate for others with the disease. For over a decade, the Alderfer family has volunteered their time and talents to deliver a lasting impact on our mission. The family has hosted countless JM research fundraisers, including Christmas Shop for a Cure, Evening Under The Stars, and Cure JM marathons.

Most recently, Kristine has taken her leadership to new heights, serving as the Volunteer Chair of Cure JM’s National Family Conference.

We would like to thank the Alderfer family for carrying out the work that supports our community. Click below to hear about Kristine and Katherine’s rare disease journey.

Read Kristine’s Story

Anna Ramsey – “Doing Something About It”

Anna Ramsey has lived with juvenile myositis for most of her adolescent and adult life. Over the years Anna has been actively involved in Cure JM as a fundraiser, an advocate, and most recently the first ever patient on the Board of Directors.

Volunteering Speaks Volumes

Are you eager to make a meaningful impact and connect with a community committed to an important cause? The Cure JM Foundation welcomes passionate volunteers like you! Whether you can spare just a few moments or have more time to give, your dedication can greatly advance our mission.

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