Cure JM Foundation 13th Annual National Family Conference and Walk Strong to Cure JM

June 21st - 23rd, 2019
Chicago, IL

All family members and grandparents of those affected by Juvenile Myositis (JM), including Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Juvenile Polymyositis, are invited to attend the 13th Cure JM National Family Conference! 

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The 2019 conference will be held at the Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus in Oak Brook, IL, approximately 20 miles west of Chicago.
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Join over 100 other Cure JM families and prominent JM researchers for a spirited weekend of sharing and connecting with families, physicians, and researchers. Families will also learn about the latest in Juvenile Myositis research and treatments.

Friday and Saturday, families will participate in small-group breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics of interest to Cure JM families.

Saturday, all participants are invited to attend interactive sessions with an elite group of JM experts who will give an update on the latest research and answer audience questions.

Sunday, families will participate in the Chicago Walk Strong to Cure JM™ family fun event to raise funds for JM research. The walk will feature food, fun, entertainment and a short walk. This is a highlight of the weekend!

Kid's CampThroughout the weekend:

  • Families will get the latest information on Juvenile Myositis diagnosis, treatment, and research; participate in small group educational sessions and connect with other Cure JM families.
  • Grandparents and extended family will get the latest information on Juvenile Myositis and attend a Grandparent Workshop focused on the special role that grandparents and extended family play in their families and the Cure JM community.
  • Children will enjoy their own fun activities while their caregivers are in the educational sessions -- and back by popular demand, the Kids' Fun Camp for all Cure JM children and siblings age 3-12.
  • Teens & Tweens will enjoy activities and workshops, designed for patients and siblings to have fun and connect with each other while learning the basics of photography. Teens & tweens can also attend a teen-only breakout session and a workshop on transitioning to adult care.
  • Young Adults will connect with other young adults with JM throughout the weekend in a variety of ways, including Young Adult Coffee, suggested for ages 18 and up
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We look forward to seeing everyone in Chicago! Please contact with any questions.


Toddler Girl at Walk with Hula Hoop
People Walking at Walk Strong to Cure JM Event
Teen Session Grandparents' Session

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