Do you or someone you know have a loved one who suffers from spinal muscular atrophy? This degenerative genetic disorder hinders muscle movement control and affects one in every 6,000 people in the United States. Families Of SMA, a non-profit organization based in Knoxville, TN, is dedicated to supporting families and loved ones affected by this disease with the goal of finding a cure.
For more than 34 years, this non-profit organization has invested over $70 million in SMA research, helping spur some of the breakthroughs in medicine you see today. They offer support and information on how to find normalcy when dealing with this disease, as well as information on how to become involved in helping find a cure—from volunteering to donating.
No genetic disease is more deadly than SMA, making the need to find a cure that much more important. To find out how you can help or if you’re a family in need, call Families Of SMA today at (865) 296-8378 or visit them online. You can also find more information on how to get involved by following them on Twitter and Facebook.