“Hope on the Hill" Congressional Dinner Recap

By Cure SMA | Published On December 13, 2017

“Hope on the Hill

On Wednesday, November 29 more than 160 people from the SMA community – including government and industry partners – gathered for the 7th Annual “Hope on the Hill” Congressional Dinner in Washington, D.C. Several members of congress attended the dinner including Rep. Sean Duffy, Rep. Tom Emmer, Rep. Erik Paulsen, and Rep Greg Walden.

The evening included remarks from event co-chairs Greg and Shannon Zerzan and Cure SMA President Kenneth Hobby, and SMA mom Cheryl Yoder. Rep. Greg Walden, Chairman of the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce gave a keynote address highlighting the recent milestones in SMA research.

Rep. Walden was presented with the Cure SMA Friends and Family Award for his dedication to the SMA community and support of the “Hope on the Hill” Congressional Dinner over the last seven years.

Thank You

This year’s event raised nearly $200,000, bringing the event’s cumulative total to over $1 million raised. We thank our generous sponsors who made the evening possible, particularly our Discovery Sponsors:



Quest Diagnostics



To see a complete list of sponsors, please visit the 7th Annual Hope on the Hill website.

Topics: Events & Fundraising, Advocacy, Front Page News

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