Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy is highly variable, even among affected family members. Each person possesses a unique combination of genetic and environmental factors that influence his or her body and health in general and related to their FSHD.
To crack the code of FSHD, patients are essential. All the breakthroughs in FSHD have been made because patients and their family members got involved. We are hopeful that a treatment is within sight and your participation will move us closer to discovery.
There is great power in community. When we come together, each bringing our own unique strengths and skills, we inspire each other to go farther and reach higher than we can when we go it alone.
Education is our Best Weapon for Change
FSHD University is your center for advanced education about the art and science of living with FSH muscular dystrophy.
The inspiration for FSHD-U emerged from the success of Sequester Camp, the weekly program launched by the FSHD Society team when the Covid-19 pandemic forced widespread social distance. These activities are aimed at supporting the community in taking care of physical and mental health during this stressful time, while also feeding the collective hunger for more information and knowledge about research.
Latest Blog Posts
If you’re hand grip has weakened, here’s a product that could be helpful. Originally designed to help children grip a pencil properly, these pencil grips are manufactured from soft silicone with perforations to keep your skin comfortable. The manufacturer states that this “pencil gripper can be used by children, adults or the old with arthritis…
This week, Fulcrum Therapeutics announced results from an interim analysis of data collected from its Phase 2 ReDUX4 trial, which is testing the effect of a drug called losmapimod in individuals with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The drug, which is…
Upcoming Featured Events
Russell Butterfield, MD PhD This month's webinar shines a spotlight on an ambitious FSHD genetic study led by Russell Butterfield, MD, PhD and Bob Weiss, PhD of the University of Utah. One of the landmark studies in FSHD involved a 1950 publication involving more than 1200 members of an extended Utah family affected by FSH...Find out more »