To expedite a cure or treatment for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy
MMD is the most common inherited neuromuscular disease in the United States and it kills on quarter of the most affected newborns. It is a spontaneous mutation that occurs at conception and causes a weakening and wasting of muscles as well as internal organs. In children it causes learning difficulties and mental retardation. MMD is chronic and progressive.
The Stone Circle of Friends is a non-profit organization, started by the Stone family when their to sons were diagnosed with this debilitating illness. 100% of the funds raised are donated to vital and promising medical research. Because the research is so advanced at this time, a cure or treatment is likely to be discovered in the next 5-10 years--if funding is available. "This is not like throwing a cup of water into the ocean" says Todd Stone. "We can and must solve this in this lifetime" . Since 2007 the Stone Circle donated over $400,000 to research. This money was raised through a series of social fundraisers. Please visit www.stonecircleoffriends.com and/or also visit www.myotonic .org and consider donating to this very important cause.
1. Support MMD Research
2. Raise awareness and provide education about MMD