Welcome to the Pacific Northwest Chapter!
Thank you for visiting the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the FSHD Society which officially launched in April 2019. 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.
Though our Chapter officially launched in 2019, we held a Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD in 2018 in Puyallup, WA, and raised over $20,000! Here are some photos of that great event:
Upcoming Events › Pacific Northwest Chapter Events
Jenny Hasenjaeger Levi Benson FSHD Society radio welcomes singer songwriters Levi Benson and Jenny Hasenjaeger this month. They share an FSHD diagnosis and a love of music. Levi Benson was featured earlier this year in FSHD Advocate and on our blog. Since the time he performed his first childhood song, “I Love My Lips,” made famous by VeggieTales’ Larry the Cucumber, Levi Benson’s lips have been crooning tunes. Those on the listening end of the Kansas musician's performances have been…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 »