Vision, Mission & Values

At Cure SMA, everything from our funding priorities to our day-to-day decisions are driven by our vision, mission and values.

Our Vision & Mission

Cure SMA leads the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and we provide families the support they need for today. 

Our Values

Innovation

Our commitment to a treatment and cure is not just about seeking solutions—it’s also about creating them. We’re working with some of today’s sharpest minds to advance a diversity of approaches and champion the most promising discoveries and methods.

Balance

As relentlessly as we pursue a treatment and cure, we are also strategic. We know the fastest way to a future without SMA is to take a comprehensive, unbiased approach to research and maintain a balance of optimism and realism.

Collaboration

Our community is everything to us. We would not have made it this far in our fight without the invaluable contributions of our researchers, doctors, and families. Together, we are—and always will be—stronger than SMA.

Respect

There is no “right way” to live with a disease like spinal muscular atrophy. Every person’s experience is different, and it’s every family’s right to decide what SMA means for them. 

Compassion

Thanks to the Cure SMA community, no person is ever alone in facing this disease. We offer unconditional support to people affected by SMA and communicate openly and honestly, giving them clear and accurate information.

Determination

Our work is not done until we have a treatment and cure, and we’ll remain strong in our fight no matter what challenges come our way.

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