Cure JM Foundation 2017 National Conference Awards

Cure JM Excellence in Advocacy Award: Denise Koch

Denise Koch Receiving AwardThis year, this award is being awarded for the first time. This Excellence in Advocacy award goes to a Cure JM volunteer who has stepped forward and shown extraordinary leadership through advocating for, connecting, supporting, and educating Cure JM families.  Since 2013, Denise Koch has been the Cure JM Family Support Network (FSN) Representative for the Midwest states.  Through her role as FSN Representative, Denise has empowered hundreds of families with the critical knowledge and emotional support they need in their journey with JM.

In the spring of 2016, Denise stepped up to a new role at Cure JM as President of Cure JM’s first-ever regional chapter in Chicago, IL.  Through her grit, perseverance, creativity, and passion for supporting families, Denise has helped create a vibrant and successful Chicagoland Chapter of Cure JM.  In the first year Denise has helped organize the first-ever Cure JM Chapter Organizing Meeting, a Regional Medical Educational Event, and has been an important part of the planning of the inaugural “Walk Strong to Cure JM” in Chicago.

In addition to her role as Chapter President, Denise has stepped forward on countless other Cure JM projects, committees, and fundraisers over the years.  Everywhere you look, Denise is involved in supporting, connecting, and advocating for Cure JM families, and she is making a difference every day.

We are pleased to award Denise Koch the first-ever Cure JM Excellence in Advocacy Award for her many years of dedicated service to the families of the Mid-West.

Below is a video of Denise receiving her award:

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