Monday, January 18, 2010

Vote for SMA!

Last October, a friend of mine's beautiful baby daughter was diagnosed with SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) at birth, and in three short weeks passed away from this horrible disease. There's a great thing happening on facebook, where Chase Community Giving is giving money to charitable organizations based on how many votes the organizations can get from facebook users. The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, a grassroots organization committed to finding a cure for SMA, made it through the first round of voting (and received $25,000, which they promptly donated in its entirety to SMA research), but needs your help to make it to the top 5. If you have a facebook account, please go to and vote for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation!

If you'd like more information on SMA, visit my friend Molly's blog:
or go to the website for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation:

Vote! It's FREE and easy, and by voting you could help fund the research that will find a cure for a devastating disease.


Lea said...

I think I'm going to copy your blog post, if you don't mind!

Suzi said...

Lea--I don't mind at all! MORE VOTES!