When you contribute to Cure CMD you have several options.

You can contribute to a General CMD Fund that supports annual CMD scientific conferences, the annual CMD Family Conference, the CMD International Registry and CMD initiatives.

You can contribute to a General CMD Research Fund that supports research across CMD subtypes including CMD merosin positive, lamin A/C and integrin alpha 7 and 9.

You can also contribute to a specific CMD subtype Research Fund for collagen VI, merosin deficient, dystroglycanopathies and SEPN1 related myopathies (SEPN1 and RYR1). These bucket funds will finance CMD research specific to that subtype. A typical CMD research grant gets funded between $30-50,000 annually.

All CMD research financed is selected through a rigorous grant application and review process provided by international scientific peers and the Cure CMD Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. To read more about Cure CMD grant policies and applications, go to

Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Cure CMD is a 501(c)(3) registered non profit charity.

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To contribute to CureCMD via check, on a separate sheet of paper please print:

  • Your Full Name
  • Mailing Address
  • E-mail Address (optional)
  • Contribution directed to:
    • General CMD Fund
    • General CMD Research Fund
    • Collagen VI Research Fund
    • Merosin Deficient Research Fund
    • Dystroglycanopathy Research Fund
    • SEPN1 Research Fund
  • If your contribution is in someone’s honor, please include his/her name and address, and we will notify them of your gift.

Mail it along with the check made payable to “CureCMD” to:

Cure CMD
1621 W. 25th Street
Suite #623
San Pedro, CA 90732

Where Does My Money Go?

Click here for the 2013 Cure CMD Annual Report

Our mission is to find a treatment or cure for the Congenital Muscular Dystrophies. Your contribution funds research grants, CMD initiatives, CMD conferences that directly support our mission. Cure CMD’s leadership and support personnel do not receive compensation for work performed. Research grants are awarded on an annual basis. If you would like more information please contact us at

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