Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person possesses a unique combination of genetic and environmental factors that influence his or her body and health in general and related to their FSHD.
To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. All the breakthroughs in FSHD have been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight and your participation will move us closer to discovery.
There is great power in community. When we come together, each bringing our own unique strengths and skills, we inspire each other to go farther and reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
We're In This Together...
During this time of uncertainty, we want you to know you are very much in our thoughts. Many of you already feel isolated. Now, because of the restrictions in place because of COVID-19 it is even harder to get out or for others to visit.
We care about what’s happening and its effects on our families. We are doing everything we can to help and strengthen the bonds of community. Together, we will get through this turbulent time.
Latest Blog Posts
by Ed Barocas, Montclair, New Jersey In spring of 2019, I received two awards for my legal work, the New Jersey Law Journal’s Attorney of the Year Award, and the American Civil Liberties Union’s Roger Baldwin Award for a lifetime of defending civil liberties. The ceremonies were beautiful but bittersweet. I had announced my retirement…
Our science team has often discussed the potential of therapies for facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy to address other conditions such as cancer, based on the biology of the disease. Now we have learned that losmapimod, currently in a Phase 2b clinical…
Past Featured Events
The 2020 FSHD Connect. hosted by the FSHD Society, is the largest biennial educational and networking gathering of FSHD patients and families, researchers, and clinicians.Find out more »
UPDATE: Our community’s health and well-being are our highest priority, and so due to the risks posed by COVID-19, particularly to people with FSHD, we have rescheduled the Voice of the Patient Forum for June 29, 2020, as an online meeting. Everyone who is currently registered will be automatically re-registering for the June 29 virtual...Find out more »
Tim Hollenback, FSHD Radio host 12:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM CT | 10:00 AM MT | 9:00 AM PT Join host Tim Hollenback on Facebook Live on the first Wednesday evening every month. During the hour-long program, you'll get to meet fascinating guests discussing a wide range of topics of interest to our community....Find out more »