FSMA Greater New York Chapter
The New York Yankees
SMA AWARENESS DAY
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Spinal Muscular Atrophy is the number one genetic killer of infants. SMA destroys the nerves controlling movement and breathing.
1 in 40 people carry the genetic cause of the disease – 500,000 are carriers in New York State.
1 in 6,000 live births are affected.
There is no cure or treatment for this brutal disease. But there is tremendous hope for a breakthrough in the near future from ongoing research and clinical trials. Families of SMA is the leading charity supporting research to find a cure. The Greater NY Chapter of Families of SMA supports over 500 families in the local area.
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