Cure SMA is pleased to announce the creation of a new chapter in northern New Jersey, serving families and supporters with zip codes starting with 07, 085, 086, 087, and 088.

Led by chairpersons Kara Hartnett (family support), Anna Pham (fundraising), and Zainab Jaffar (communications), the chapter is excited to begin helping families throughout their area, and fundraising to support research to find a treatment and a cure for SMA. The chapter is already hard at work on their first North Jersey Chapter Walk-n-Roll, to be held in June 2016.

With the addition of the North Jersey chapter, Cure SMA now has 34 chapters throughout the United States, serving our 110,000 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 northern New Jersey 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 Kara, Anna and Zainab, and all the chapter officers who work tirelessly on behalf of our community.