Welcome to the Bay Area Chapter!
Thank you for visiting the Bay Area Chapter of the FSHD Society which officially launched in September 2018. We are here to build a local community of patients, family and friends, and help them connect and advocate for themselves and each other. Our hope for the future is to find a cure – Until then, we hope to bring a greater awareness to the community, and to help improve the quality of life of all those affected.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the 2019 Bay Area Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD on Sunday, September 15th at the Alameda Running Festival! Please take a moment to see photos from our event!
To contact us directly, please email: BayAreaChapter@fshdsociety.org
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Upcoming Events › Bay Area Chapter Events
Join host Tim Hollenback on October 30, 2019 on Facebook Live for a conversation with the fantastic Alan Brown. Originally scheduled for July 31, the show had to be rescheduled due to technical difficulties. Alan, of Holicong, Pennsylvania, is the director of business development at NFL Films, the company that produces commercials, television programs, feature films, and documentaries for and about the National Football League (NFL). Alan Brown of NFL Films. Alan has FSHD in his family. “My great-grandmother, grandmother, mother and…Find out more »
Join radio host Tim Hollenback via Facebook Live! on Wednesday, November 20, at 9:00 PM EST for TBD.Find out more »
This year, Acceleron’s ACE-083 drug is expected to complete its phase 2b trial, and Fulcrum is conducting its trial of Dr. Rabi Tawil the first drug intended to repress DUX4, the gene implicated in causing FSHD. This is a good time to brush up on the vocabulary of clinical trials and the FDA approval process, and learn how to navigate the path to volunteering for trials. Your guide is Rabi Tawil, MD, who is principal investigator for several clinical trials…Find out more »