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August 10, 2017

SMA Families and Cure SMA Staff Visit Capitol Hill for Advocacy Efforts

SMA Families and Cure SMA Staff Visit Capitol Hill for Advocacy Efforts

On August 2nd, members of the spinal muscular atrophy community kicked off SMA Awareness Month by meeting with a dozen Senate and House congressional offices to advocate for issues that impact our community. The teams conducting these visits included families affected by SMA, and Cure SMA...

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Topics: Our Impact, Advocacy, Front Page News

July 10, 2017

Missouri is the First State to Institute Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Governor Eric Greitens today signed into law Missouri Senate Bill 50, instituting newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The bill makes Missouri the first state in the country to screen all newborns for SMA. The legislation was sponsored by Representative Becky Ruth, a legislator with a longstanding commitment to expanding...

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Topics: Advocacy, Front Page News

July 2, 2017

Cure SMA Launches Newborn Screening Grassroots Advocacy Campaign for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Newborn Screening

Today, as part of the Annual SMA Conference, we announced the launch of a new grassroots advocacy campaign to implement newborn screening for spinal muscular atrophy. Today’s kick-off event is a symposium on newborn screening advocacy, held as part of the Annual SMA Conference in Orlando, FL.

One state, Missouri, has legislation...

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Topics: Advocacy, Front Page News

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