Organization: The Samantha J. Brazzo Foundation – Supporting Research Toward a Cure for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Samantha Brazzo has been diagnosed with a devastatingly progressive disease called Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD2I). She is a four and a half year old little girl who faces physical challenges daily. It is predicted that by early adolescence, Sammy could become wheel-chair bound and will suffer severe cardiovascular and respiratory complications.
In the midst of receiving Sammy’s diagnosis, we have begun The Samantha J. Brazzo Foundation with the hopes of supporting the scientific efforts toward a treatment or cure for this debilitating disease. Although scientists are actively and aggressively working on a cure, without adequate funding, the research cannot continue to move forward at a rapid pace. With your help, we can provide these scientists with the financial support they need to achieve their mission of curing LGMD.
We hosted our First Annual Casino Night in October, 2011, and that event was an amazing success as we were able to raise over $25,000 that evening! Those funds have been granted directly to the University of Michigan’s Dowling Laboratory as they are currently working on discovering a treatment for LGMD2i. Our Second Annual Casino Night is scheduled for October 13, 2012 at the Lancaster Elks Club in Lancaster, PA. Our goal is to raise $30,000 at this year’s event to fund further research, and with your support, we can make that possible.
For more information about our foundation, LGMD2i and our mission for a cure, please visit our website HERE.
Thank you in advance for your support!