It’s that time of year again!
September is CMT Awareness Month!
This is a very special year for HNF, as we are only one month away from hosting the first Patient-Centered Charcot-Marie-Tooth Summit on October 6 in New York City!
Now more than ever, we want to hear your voices, see your photos and hear your stories. Join us throughout the entire month of September as we continue our mission to increase awareness, raise research funds and find a cure for CMT!
HNF has some exciting events this month to celebrate CMT Awareness Month leading up to the Summit.
Here’s how you can get involved TODAY!
CMT Moon Run Fundraiser:
The “CMT Moon Run” is a fundraising event inspired and created by CMT patient and community member Estela Lugo.
Estela has been using the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill: an innovative technology that seals the patient into an air-filled bag and reduces a patient’s body weight by 80%. Alter-G can help regain mobility, increase strength, speed, and enhance range of motion with natural movement…all while minimizing the risk of injury!
Estela’s experience with Alter-G sparked the idea for the “CMT Moon Run” fundraiser. We want people to run during CMT Awareness Month. Run outdoors, run in your gym, run in a pool, and if you have CMT, get on an Alter-G!
Find out how you can get involved here: http://hnf.donorpages.com/MoonRun/
Neurotoxic Card Donation:
Avoiding certain medications is extremely important for CMT patients. During September awareness month, make a minimum donation of $10 and receive a Neurotoxin wallet card.
This fact card alerts CMT patients about medications that may worsen their neuropathy. You can provide this vital information easily to all your Health Care Providers when they prescribe a medication.
Make your donation here: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/neurotoxicmeds
CMT-Connect is an HNF initiative providing educational workshops to local communities. We encourage a holistic-educational and empowerment approach to our workshops. CMT-Connect workshops provide participants with a safe environment to talk about the emotional dynamics of dealing with a chronic illness.
Learn how you can participate or host a workshop here: cmtconnect.org
Patient-Centered Charcot-Marie-Tooth Summit:
This is THE event of the year!
On Thursday October 6, 2016 in New York City, HNF will host the first Patient-Centered Charcot-Marie-Tooth Summit! The Summit will be focused on the CMT patient, and will connect them with top leaders in industry, research, and treatments. We have an exciting agenda with engaging topics and inspiring speakers to share their knowledge and experience with the community.
Don’t wait…space is limited…register TODAY!
Spread CMT Awareness by customizing a Twibbon on your Facebook and Twitter profile!
We are making t-shirts that say: Extra Ordinary – What does it mean? Because you are not ordinary with CMT. Stay tuned for the release of these exclusive, limited edition t-shirts.