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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Past Events › Bay Area Chapter Events
Please join us for our annual Holiday Chapter Meeting at the Stanford University Medical Center at the Hoover Building, Room 208 on the second floor. We welcome all FSHD patients and family members to attend this meeting! We are honored and excited to announce that Dr. Peter Jones will be our guest Webinar speaker on that day. Dr. Jones is a leading FSHD researcher who works at the University of Nevada - Reno. Please take a look at this website about his work and…Find out more »
Meredith Huml Join radio host Tim Hollenback via Facebook Live on Wednesday, December 18, at 9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM Central. His guest this month is Meredith Huml, director of the North Carolina chapter. Diagnosed at age 12 with a "disease she had never heard of," Meredith faced the wrenching loss of her beloved dancing. Her younger brother Jonathan as diagnosed with FSHD as well, with symptoms that progressed even faster than hers. After years of struggling, she has not…Find out more »
Scott Harper,PhD Join radio host Tim Hollenback via Facebook Live on Wednesday, January 8, at 9:00 PM ET | 8:00 PM Central. His guest this month is FSHD research rock star Scott Harper, PhD, a leader in the effort to develop gene therapy. Harper is principal investigator at the Center for Gene Therapy at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and associate professor of pediatrics at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio. He is a molecular biologist…Find out more »