To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer to discovery.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally.
There is great power in community. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD are living proof of that. When we come together, each bringing our unique strengths to bear, we inspire each other to reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other contents are designed to empower individuals to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide treasure troves of videos, articles, and resource lists, provided by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD. FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, make friends, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
It was a chance meeting in the valley that divides my Galilean kibbutz Hannaton from the Bedouin village of Bir al Maksur that planted the seed for the storyline of my debut novel, Hope Valley. I was out walking my dog when I saw Hussein, a shepherd who frequents the valley, out with his sheep….
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Pasadena, California, company, today announced ARO-DUX4 as Arrowhead’s first muscle targeted investigational RNAi therapeutic candidate. Using the company’s proprietary Targeted RNAi Molecule (TRIMTM) platform, ARO-DUX4 is designed to target the gene that encodes human double homeobox…
Past Featured Events
This is our monthly Zoom meeting on Wellness, held on the second Monday of each month at 5:00-6:00 pm ET (if Monday is a national holiday, the meeting will be held on Tuesday). It is open to everyone in the FSHD community. This is your time to enjoy the company of fellow FSHers, share challenges,...Find out more »
9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM CT | 7:00 PM MT | 6:00 PM PT LISTEN HERE Note: our original program featuring the FSHD Society's Jamshid Arjomand, PhD, chief science officer, has been postponed until later this year. Instead, we are delighted to welcome Rabbi Haviva Ner-David, a long-time member of the FSHD Society whose...Find out more »
1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 11:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM PT Learning, discovering and testing: a researcher’s journey into FSHD Angela Lek, PhD, will share her scientific journey as an FSHD researcher. Her work is focused on understanding the molecular circuits Dr. Angela Lek that are perturbed in response to DUX4...Find out more »