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The Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD is the only international event focused solely on funding progress for FSHD. Led entirely by dedicated volunteers and supported by staff, events take place across the US and Canada during September and October. We began the campaign in 2018 with just 5 events. Our community of fierce FSHDers across North America continue to celebrate successful Walk & Roll events year after year.
When FSH Muscular Dystrophy impacts a family, their primary goal is to find treatments and a cure while living the best life possible. Currently there are no approved drugs to treat FSH Muscular Dystrophy, or FSHD, but at the FSHD Society, we are working hard to advance research, speed drug development, provide education and support, and build a connected community worldwide.
YOU are essential to progress. Empowered patients and families ensure groundbreaking research to find treatments and a cure moves forward, faster. There are many ways you can connect and get involved. Find the way that is right for you and your family!
Ask your doctor
Since 2018, the international medical system has had a unique code (G71.02) for FSHD muscular dystrophy. Please ask your medical provider to add the code to your medical record. This enables researchers to analyze data on the public health impact of FSHD.
John Porter, Chief Science Officer of Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, former program director at the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke
“The FSH Society has made a light-years difference in the field—attracting and pushing investigators, facilitating wherever possible, and managing the big picture along with the small details.”
"I was happy to donate the tissue to help in some small way towards treatment, and hopefully someday, a cure."
"I think we are all motivated to help find a treatment/cure. I also have a son with FSHD...so it's really for him!!"
"My biggest motivator to participate in clinical research is trying to make sure there is a treatment in case my kids end up having FSHD. My second biggest motivator....to get better myself! There are a lot of things I would love to be able to do with my family!"
"If not us, then who?"
"I will do whatever is asked to ensure that no one has to deal with FSHD again."
"My motivation is to help researchers to gain more knowledge of FSHD..the possibility of younger generations not having to go through all that I have."
"I'm part of the MRI study and RESOLVE study. I'm very happy to give my time and body statistics for the good of the FSH community. The goal is to contribute to a future treatment or cure!"
"I chose to participate in the RESOLVE study for several reasons. First, I want anything and everything about this disease uncovered. My desire is that the medical community can eventually ensure decisive diagnosis, limit progression, and find a cure. I want the future for FSHD patients to be one that includes the possibility of regaining a smile that has been lost, lifting arms in celebration, and walking without the fear of falling."