Sunday, September 7, 2014 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 fourth year participating in the official Chicago Half Marathon & 5K! Over the past three years we've been able to raise a grand total of over $25,000 for FSMA through this event. We are excited to particpate once again this year by forming a team once for the upcoming 18th Annual Chicago Half Marathon & 5K on Sunday, September 7th!
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 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.
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 almost two thirds of all the ongoing novel drug programs for SMA.
Families of SMA is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, with 31 Chapters and over 110,000 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.