Help us develop a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy
To attend the event, please click the "Register" button to the right. To make an online donation, please click the "Donate" button to the right.
Join Team Families of SMA for our third year participating in the official Chicago Half Marathon & 5K! Over the past two years we've been able to raise a grand total of over $25,000 for FSMA through this event. We are excited to participate once again this year by forming a team once for the upcoming 17th Annual Chicago Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, September 8th!
The Chicago Half Marathon starts and finishes in historic Jackson Park and offers beautiful views of the Chicago skyline and south lake shore. If you would like to have fun, raise money for a great cause and have your registration fee waived, then join us and help find a treatment and a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
By registering on this website, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising goal of $750 for the Half Marathon or $500 for the 5K towards advancing a treatment and cure for SMA, through Families of SMA. After registration, you will be contacted to sign a waiver and commiment form via e-mail.
Please Note when registering: Runner shirt sizes run small.
Families of SMA is the world’s leader focused on funding SMA research to develop a treatment and cure for the disease. The successful results and progress that the organization has delivered, from basic research to drug discovery to clinical trials, provide real hope for families and patients impacted by the disease. The charity has invested over $55 million in research and has been involved in funding half of all the ongoing novel drug programs for SMA.
Families of SMA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, with 31 Chapters and 90,000 members and supporters throughout the United States. The organization’s work has produced major discoveries, including identification of the underlying cause and a back-up gene for the disease, which provides a clearly defined target for disease altering therapies. The organization is also dedicated to supporting SMA families through networking, information and services and to improving care for all SMA patients.
Click here to learn more about Families of SMA and our programs.
If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Chaput at email@example.com or (847) 709-6337