Cure SMA is pleased to announce the creation of a new chapter in Virginia. This chapter will also serve residents of Washington DC.

Led by chairpersons Jessica White (family support), Jim Ferry (fundraising), and Kyle & Laura Derkowski (communications/awareness), 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 Virginia Chapter Walk-n-Roll, to be held this September.

With the addition of the Virginia chapter, Cure SMA now has 32 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 Virginia or Washington DC 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 Jessica, Jim, Kyle & Laura, and all the chapter officers who work tirelessly on behalf of our community.

(Pictured above: Madison White, Jessica’s daughter.)