Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Community Advisory Board Member

Sophie Cronk

Sophie, a senior at the University of Michigan, was diagnosed with JDM at age 16 after months of unexplained skin rashes and muscle weakness. 

Under the care and expertise of Dr. Turnier at Michigan Medicine, Sophie has gone from struggling to walk up stairs and getting dressed, to enjoying activities she used to like hiking and spending time outdoors. She has been able to participate in Dr. Turnier’s research and JDM-specific clinics.

She hopes to raise awareness for “invisible diseases” and make the voices of JM patients and parents a priority in future research, especially after receiving such great care at Michigan Medicine.

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