The Carpenters


Kristine Alderfer


Kristine Alderfer lives in Winona Lake, Indiana with her husband, Alan, and their two daughters, Katherine and Caroline, and their dog Oz. Kristine is a former manufacturer’s representative, business owner and is now a stay-at-home mother to her twins, who are now in 2nd grade. Katherine has shown great courage in her battle with JM, and her entire family has been advocating and fundraising for Cure JM Foundation.

Kristine has been active in Cure JM since 2010, raising awareness and raising funds for research. Kristine and her family have raised over $50,000 for Juvenile Myositis research by holding dozens of fundraisers including their annual Christmas Shop for a Cure. In 2013, Kristine was named a “Cure JM Hero” for her outstanding efforts. Kristine and her family are active within the Cure JM community, providing continual support and encouragement for other Cure JM families and attending Cure JM’s National Conference in 2013. Kristine is also very involved in her local community and at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, IN.