A well known hospital in Columbus, OH is currently in the pre-clinical stages of gene therapy research for SMARD, but we need YOUR help to raise about $1 million to keep them funded!  Gene therapy aims to replace or correct the faulty IGHMBP2 gene and is a well documented treatment for this disease in animal models.  The plan is to translate this promising data into a human clinical trial as early as 2020!

We are asking for 200 commitments to raise $1,000 before the end of the year- for a total of $200,000 – with 100% of the proceeds going directly to fund  Gene Therapy program to treat SMARD1/CMT2S. These sweet faces deserve a shot at LIFE!!!

How you raise the money is up to you. Whether it is a run, a triathlon, a bake sale, a bowling event, a gala, a spaghetti dinner, the list of possibilities is endless. Make it fun, get your community involved. You can team up with others or fund raise yourself. Do you know a company that is willing to sponsor a commitment? We will post all corporate sponsors on this page for the entirety of this campaign! Can you raise $2,000? That would be amazing and would take the place of 2 commitments! We welcome any and all other organizations to join on board!

$200,000 seems like such a daunting task but it is a goal that is a achievable……. it will just take teamwork. We are not afraid of taking on the challenge and are determined to make this trial a reality. Are you ready to become one of THE 200?

To JOIN sign-up below:

Time until Dec 31st

Help us reach our goal to raise

$200,000 before Dec 31st

Stineman Family

Son Nash has SMARD1

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$1,000

Howell Family

Son Brooks has SMARD1

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$1,000

Waller Family

Son Tristan has CMT2S

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$1,000

Michael Fransiskus

My daughter is affected with smard1

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$1,000

The Peeden Family

My daughter Morgan has SMARD1 and my first son Jonathan had SMARD1 but he is know longer with us.

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$1,000

Molly Ladner

Daughters Kirsten and Kaia have SMARD1

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$1,000

Leslie Sumner

My son Calum has SMARD

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$1,000

Breann Robinson

Have 2 amazing girls affected by this terrible disease!

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$1,000

Contact Us

Phone: 773-751-9010

E-Mail: smard@smashsmard.org

Address: 3 Londonderry Lane Lincolnshire, IL 60069

smashSMARD is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. EIN: 82-5388567