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Upcoming Regional Events and Fundraisers

July

5th Annual Cowboy Brad Concert for Cure JM

Saturday, July 21st, Festivities 4:00pm
YMCA of the Rockies, Hyde Chapel
2515 Tunnel Road
Estes Park, CO

At 4:00pm, families will meet in the shady picnic area at the Hyde Chapel for a picnic, social time, and yard games including gaga ball and washers. The family-friendly concert will be from 7:00pm-8:00pm. RSVP to .

5th Annual Texas Family Support Get-Together

Saturday, July 21st, Noon
Martindale Methodist Fellowship Hall
308 Bowie Street
Martindale, TX 78655

Join fellow Cure JM families for a casual get-together full of fun and support for anyone battling Juvenile Myositis. Lunch will be proveded. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sissy Taylor, Cur JM Family Support Representative for Texas at .

August

Evening Under the Stars with Special Guest Don Middlebrook & The Pearl Divers

Saturday, August 4th, Doors open at 5:00pm, Presentation 6:00pm, Buffet 6:30pm, Band 7:00pm
Spikes Beach and Grill
310 Eastlake Drive
Warsaw, IN

A portion of proceeds from this family event benefit Cure JM Foundation. Event will take place rain or shine! For tickets, contact Randy Jones, (574) 551-2580. Contact for more information.

FLYER

8th Annual Yard Sale to Cure JM

Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

Items for sale can be dropped off on Thursday. Contact Julie Shevlin for drop off arrangements or any questions at .

September

2nd Annual Massachusetts Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Sunday, September 30th, 10:00am - Noon
The Arboretum at Green Hill Park
50 Skyline Drive
Worcester, MA 01605

Registration opens 9:00am. Walk Festivities begin 10:00am. Contact for more information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

October

3rd Annual Seattle Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Saturday October 6th, 10:00am
Marymoor Park, Marybelle Meadow
6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Registration opens 9:00am. Walk Festivities begin 10:00am. Contact for more information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

2nd Annual New York Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Sunday, October 14th, 10:00am
Scarsdale High School
1057 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Registration opens 9:00am. Walk Festivities begin 10:00am. Contact to learn more or get involved.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

3rd Annual Chicago Cure JM Chapter - Family Educational Event

Saturday, October 27th. 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ambria College of Nursing
5210 Trillium Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Join fellow Chicago Chapter families for an afternoon of social time and learning based around the theme Dealing with Juvenile Myositis:  The Disease, the Medications, and Life

The speakers are:

  • Kaveh Ardalan, M.D., M.S., Attending Physician, Division of Rheumatology and Instructor in Pediatrics, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

  • Lura Cartensen, CCLS, Child Life Specialist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

  • Lisa M. Testolin, M.S., R.D., LDN, Registered Dietitian

  • Cure JM Executive Director Jim Minow, who will also present an update on the latest JM research and initiatives.

Bring the whole family! Kids and teens will enjoy social time and activities while caregivers attend educational sessions. Complimentary snacks will be served.

To RSVP or learn more, contact or .

2nd Annual Cure JM Minnesota Chapter Family Educational Event

Sunday, October 28th. 11:00am - 1:00pm
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, South Building
Wilf Family Center, on the 2nd/Lobby Floor, room 1 and 2. 
2450 Riverside Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN 55454

This event will include complimentary lunch and snacks, kids’ activities, and teen social time and activities.

Colleen Correll, MD, of the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital will speak about topics of interest to Cure JM families including:

  • What is Juvenile Myositis?
  • How do the current treatments work? What do the medications do? 
  • Which labs are important? What do they measure?
  • Flares - what causes them? How do you know if a child/teen is flaring?
  • Coping strategies for parents to help their children and teens cope with chronic illness
  • What new treatments are on the horizon?
  • Audience Q&A

Ann Schular, CCLS, from University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital Child Life Department, will arm families with information on age-appropriate ways to explain a disease to a child/teen, how to get a child/teen to comply with medication-taking, tips & tricks for the family and caregiver, how to help a child/teen cope with treatments and side effect, and answer audience questions.

Cure JM Executive Director Jim Minow will also present an update on the latest JM research and initiatives including current clinical trials and potential new treatments on the horizon.

Please RVSP to Cure JM Minnesota Chapter President Danielle Harris at .

November

Christmas Shop for Cure JM

November 3rd
Warsaw, IN

Contact for more information.

February, 2019

Austin-San Antonio Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
San Marcos Plaza Park
201 N CM Allen Parkway
San Marcos, TX 78666

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

Houston Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Rob Fleming Park
6055 Creekside Forest Drive,
The Woodlands, TX 77389

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

May, 2019

2nd Annual Northern California Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Ramona Park
6330 Murdock Way
San Ramon, CA 94582

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

Philadelphia Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Independence National Historical Park
143 S 3rd Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Registration opens 4:00pm. Walk Festivities begin 5:00pm. Contact for more information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

June, 2019

2nd Annual Minnesota Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Saturday, June 1st, 2019
University of Minnesota
Coffman Memorial Union
300 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Registration opens 9:00am. Walk Festivities begin 10:00am. Contact for more information.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION

Cure JM Foundation 13th National Family Conference and Fundraiser

June 21st - June 23rd
The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus
2815 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, IL 60523 (Greater Chicago Area)

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3rd Annual Chicago Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Family Fun Event and Fundraising Walk

Sunday, June 23rd
St. James Farm Forest Preserve
Warrenville, IL (Greater Chicago Area)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER OR LEARN MORE

 

 

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