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
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year, it falls onDecember 1, and we are marking the day by holding our second annual GivingTuesday Radiothon to raise funds and worldwide awareness of Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Streamed over Facebook Live, our intrepid host Tim Hollenback…
by June Kinoshita, FSHD Society When doctors diagnose individuals with a progressive condition like FSH muscular dystrophy (FSHD), they’re often asked, What does the future look like? Will I need to use an orthotic brace? How long do I have…
Past Featured Events
The National Virtual Walk & Roll to Cure FSHD is the only national event focused solely on funding progress for FSHD. Led entirely by dedicated volunteers, supported by staff, these events take place all over the nation. Find your local Walk & Roll HERE! No local Chapter-Led Walk & Roll near you? Don't worry! You can still...Find out more »
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT. Kathryn Wagner, MD PhD Kathryn Wagner, MD PhD, has seen patients with FSH muscular dystrophy for more than 20 years. As director of the Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and a Professor of Neurology and...Find out more »
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 11:00 am MT | 10:00 am PT. Leann Lewis, MSGC Katy Eichinger, DPT This past spring, the FSHD Society and FSHD UK distributed a survey from the University of Rochester to assess how the neuromuscular patient community was responding to the social distancing policies imposed by the...Find out more »