Cure SMA is pleased to announce the creation of a new chapter in Arkansas!
Led by co-chairpersons Kelly and Jason Alexander (family support), DeAnna and Sean Dillon (fundraising and communications), and Sylvia Wheeler (advocacy), the chapter is excited to begin helping families throughout their area, and fundraising to support research to find a cure for SMA. The chapter is already hard at work to organize a Walk-n-Roll in the fall of 2017.
With the addition of the Arkansas chapter, Cure SMA now has 34 chapters throughout the United States, serving our 115,000 members and supporters. Chapters provide a base of community and support for families affected by SMA, whether sharing practical advice or simply having someone nearby who understands what you are facing. Chapters often work together to organize Walk-n-Rolls or other fundraising events. Chapters also keep their members informed of opportunities for local advocacy and awareness.
If you’re in Arkansas and want to get involved in the new chapter, email [email protected]. If you’re in another area of the US, check out our chapter page to find the chapter closest to you. If you’re interested in starting a chapter or have any other questions about chapters, email [email protected].
Our thanks to Kelly, Jason, DeAnna, Sean, Sylvia, and all the chapter officers who work tirelessly on behalf of our community.