Myositis Support and Understanding

We at MSU are dedicated to improving the lives of Myositis patients. Myositis is a rare, chronic, often disabling, autoimmune muscle disease without a cure. Learn more about Myositis and how MSU is helping patients and caregivers, and see how you can become more involved.

Become a Member

If you haven’t yet, become an official member of MSU. Membership gives you full access to the MSU Myositis Network, our very own Myositis social network.

Subscribe for email updates

By subscribing to our email updates and the MSU Myositis Newsletter, you will receive the latest news, myositis events and updates, and the latest on everything Myositis-related!

Learn about Myositis

As a rare and complicated disease, and with several types, learning about your disease is important. Read about the type of myositis you have to also help educate others.



MSU in partnership with #GivingTuesday 2017

Once again this year, MSU will be partnering with #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving.

Save the date, November 28, 2017 to help make a huge impact.

Donations received are used to fund our important, patient-centered support and assistance programs to help Myositis patients live a better life. Donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.

Ways you can get involved will be forthcoming. However, through our public education and support of our members, plus our financial assistance program, MSU helps patients deal with the rare “spots of the zebra” called Myositis. Throughout 2017 we hope that you will take action by making a donation, creating your own MSU fundraiser through crowdfunding campaigns, share our graphics, website pages, and other resources we provide, and talking to your health care team about who MSU is and how they can help.

Mark your calendar, subscribe for email updates, and Like our Facebook page to stay updated about our #GivingTuesday plans.

Myositis resources and ways to get involved

Our Programs and Services

Check out the myositis programs and services we offer our members such as financial assistance, letter writing review, advocacy, get well program, and online support programs.

View Programs and Services

Get Support that makes sense

We bring the support right into your home. When living with this often-debilitating disease, it’s tough to get out sometimes. Join our FB groups, video chat sessions, and our onsite Myositis Network.

See support options

Get Invovled

We are all in this together! So, why not get involved today. We offer many opportunities such as volunteering, be an admin for our support groups, join our board and more.

Find ways you can help

Myositis Events

We offer free myositis and related events. Whether they are patient specific video chat support sessions or educational sessions, they are always free and easy to use. Check out upcoming events today.

See Myositis Events

Shop the MSU Store

Are you looking for MSU myositis branded materials to show your support and to help raise awareness of the rare disease myositis? We have products just for you including wristbands, educational materials, apparel, pens, and more. Start shopping today!

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Shop MSU on Cafepress

We have expanded our shopping options to provide you with many different ways to show your support. From Shirts and tote bags, to mugs, drinkware, and other fun stuff, shop the MSU Cafepress store today. New, updated designs coming soon!

Shop MSU on Cafepress

See what our myositis members, donors, and supporters are saying about MSU
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