With 4 million new births per year in the United States alone, we want you to be aware of this common and devasting genetic disorder that affects all ethnicities. Together, we can raise awareness that SMA carrier screening is available for couples who are pregnant and fight for a cure for SMA through awareness campaigns.
Show others they're not alone either: From now through February 14, if we can get 2010 fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter, we'll donate $5000 in their honor to the Claire Altman Heine Foundation, an organization leading the effort to identify carriers of SMA, support screening, and educate the public and medical communities about SMA.
We also encourage you to connect with the SMA Community to share your story today.
Contributing to this cause is as easy as SMA Carrier testing.
You don't have to donate a dollar - just demonstrate your interest by clicking to follow us on Twitter or become a fan of this cause on Facebook.
Help us spread the word.
After all-this matters to you. "Donate" your Facebook status or Twitter updates to the cause by copy and pasting in one of these messages:
I'm fighting Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) just by spreading awareness through my network. You can too: http://bit.ly/5KforSMA
I'm fighting Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) just by spreading awareness, turning discussion into dollars. Here's how: http://bit.ly/5KforSMA
I'm fighting SMA, the leading genetic cause of death in early childhood, just by spreading awareness. You can too: http://bit.ly/5KforSMA
Help me fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in early childhood. Here's how: http://bit.ly/5KforSMA