Cure JM Foundation 2017 National Conference and Fundraiser


Women in Breakout SessionFrom February 17 through February 19, 2017, Cure JM held its 10th National Family Educational Conference and Fundraising Event in Austin, Texas.

This was our largest conference ever, with 120 families attending -- including 60 grandparents, 75 teens, over a dozen young adults, 75 children, and over 200 parents.

40 medical professionals also participated in a one-day educational event to share the latest advancements in JM research and treatments.

Families enjoyed time to connect with other families and attended educational sessions on a wide-variety of topics related to Juvenile Myositis research and care.


Mitali at MarathonFamilies capped the weekend with two major fundraising events. A group of dedicated runners participated in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon, while other families and their children enjoyed the inaugural Walk Strong to Cure JM™ Austin event.


girls at Austin Walk Strong

Austin Walk Strong Walkers with banner cheering

National Conference and Fundraiser Sponsored By

Bruce and Judy Leetz

Sheila and Harry Harvey

FedEx Idera Alderfer Bergen Retirement Planning Arthritis Foundation Austin Trust Company Borrow Lenses

Costigan Family Foundation

Drywall Interiors Dun and Bradstreet The Friedkin Group JMC Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Macworld Trade Group, Inc. Staples Upstream Investment Partners