Thank YOU. Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1st
YOU made a huge impact by giving and we thank you. We raised a quarter of our year-end campaign goal of $20,000 just yesterday! Will you continue to give and to share with your family members and friends?
We still need your help. We were built with and operate on a lot of $5 and $10 donations. If you aren’t sure if $5 helps, IT DOES! Give Five with Pride! And see other ways you can give below.
Living with myositis is hard enough. We are here to help with our Myositis Patient Financial Assitance Program. We cover certain emergency household expenses, medical bills, and mobility and assistive devices. Program is available to U.S. residents. See full details available in our help guide.
Plasma donations are down 40% since the lockdown, and without an increase in plasma donors there could be a shortage of IG (IVIG, SCIG) used to treat myositis and many other diseases. Learn more, find a plasma donation center, and invite your family and friends to donate and join the #ItsMyTurn campaign.
Watch recordings of our expert-led myositis educational videos to learn more about the various types of myositis and other myositis-related topics and patient opportunities. New videos just added!
We have put together a list of trusted resources for COVID-19 including an update to our plans at MSU to pause business as usual and focus solely on supporting our fellow patients and caregivers in this frightening time.
Upcoming Myositis Video Events
- December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
- December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
- December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
- December 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
- December 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST |Recurring Event (See all)
An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 25, 2021
One event on December 26, 2021 at 3:00 pm
- January 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST |Recurring Event (See all)
An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 1, 2021
- January 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
- January 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm EST
THANK YOU for #GivingTuesday
MSU participates every year in this global generosity movement where charities, families, businesses, students, and communities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Create your own MSU fundraiser or make a donation. $5 goes a long way. And see other ways to give.
Have you ever grieved your losses due to chronic illness? Have you grieved over how your life has changed as a caregiver?
Award-winning artist, Aoede, Lisa Sniderman, has been living with dermatomyositis for over 12 years. She recognized that she forgot to grieve her own illness and realized that through music, she could reach many others who may have also forgotten to grieve.
“The Grieving Project is a road map to our hearts, an invitation for you to grieve your loss, your change, your unexpected and unwanted transformation, and the inspiration and encouragement you need to awaken, express, rejuvenate, activate, connect, shine and truly thrive!”
Myositis patients, here are some opportunities:
Share your experience and skills as a volunteer
We are an all-volunteer nonprofit organization so volunteers make it all happen. If you have the time and a true passion for helping others, we hope you will consider volunteering with MSU. There are many virtual opportunities right now for anyone interested. Join our Family!