Every breakthrough in FSHD has been made because patients and their family members got involved. We believe a treatment is within sight; your participation will move us closer, faster.
FSH Muscular Dystrophy is different for everyone. Each person has their own unique journey with FSHD. The FSHD Society is here to educate and empower individuals to live their best lives until a cure is found.
There is great power in coming together. Around the globe, individuals with FSHD prove this every day. It is each person's unique strengths, skills, and interests that makes our community strong.
The FSHD Society is the world’s largest research-focused patient support organization. We work with people and organizations to identify the barriers slowing down the discovery of treatments and cure, then work together on solutions.
Following the highest standards financial accountability, the FSHD Society has transformed the landscape for FSHD research, and is committed to making sure that no one faces this disease alone.
Education: A Patient's Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for learning about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy. Our webinars and other resources are designed to empower individuals with FSHD to live their best lives, physically and mentally. Our departments of Physical Health, Wellness, and Research provide videos, articles, and other resources, by the world's top experts, including many people living with FSHD.
FSHD University is a place for you to gain knowledge, get connected, and find hope.
Latest Blog Posts
How postural changes lead to pain
“I’m focused on getting posture right and core as active as possible.” – Ulrike Uta At this month’s Feeling Fit with FSHD sessions, physiotherapist Ulrike Uta, MSc, MCSP, of the Muscular Dystrophy Support Centre in Coventry, UK, explains how muscle weakness from FSHD can cause people to compensate by overworking other muscles. For example, as…
The challenges of the new era
What can you do to help? When we say that we are embarking on a new era in clinical trials, what do we mean? After all, we have seen previous FSHD trials, including those by Wyeth, aTyr, Acceleron, and Fulcrum’s…
Young ProfessionalsZoom Virtual Meeting
11:00 am ET | 10:00 am CT | 9:00 am MT | 8:00 am PT FSHD Young Professionals is a social and support group focused on encouraging and empowering young adults impacted by FSHD. We created this space specifically for younger FSHDers to connect, collaborate, and provide networking opportunities. Whether you’re just graduating, starting a...
CarePartner HourZoom Virtual Meeting
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET | 7-8pm CT | 6-7pm MT | 5-6pm PT This monthly meeting is for those of you who are providing care to loved ones with FSHD. This virtual meeting is a safe and supportive space to share your experiences, challenges, and helpful tips with other care partners (the term we...
Wellness HourZoom Virtual Meeting
5:00 pm ET | 4:00 pm CT | 3:00 pm MT | 2:00 pm PT The Wellness Hour is open to everyone in the FSHD community. This is your time to enjoy the company of fellow FSHers, share challenges, talk about what works for you, and feel validated and supported in whatever you may be...
We bring people together to find solutions; researchers, doctors, the drug development industry, patients and families. Your participation is the key. There are many ways you can get involved.