MSU is partnering with #GivingTuesday for a global day of giving.
Donations received are used to fund our important, patient-centered support, education, advocacy, and fnancial assistance programs to help myositis patients live their best possible lives despite the challenges and limitations they face.
Donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.
What is #GivingTuesday?
#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.
This year, #GivingTuesday falls on December 3. #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season. It inspires people to take collective action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they believe in, and help create a better world.
#GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together.
Over 80K in patient financial assistance awarded so far with the majority of funding from small donors.
What is #Give4Myositis?
We need your help. Make an impact on the lives of myositis patients by giving as little as $10. Make it a recurring monthly donation to give all year long. Your donation will be used to fund our crucial myositis patient financial assistance program so patients can stress less about finances and focus more on their health.
Whether it’s sporadic inclusion body myositis, dermatomyositis, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, juvenile dermatomyositis, antisynthetase syndrome, or polymyositis, we help myositis patients live their best possible lives despite the challenges and limitations they face. Contributions exceeding our goal will be used to continue building and expanding our patient-centered support, education, and advocacy programs, and will help fund patient-led research initiatives that matter most to myositis patients like The Pain Project.
We have lofty goals and funding is the only thing standing in our way. You can help. We appreciate your support.
Launch your own fundraiser
Create a Facebook Fundraiser
Easily create and share your own #Give4Myositis fundraiser. Be sure to include your story, why you choose MSU, and share the fundraiser, with updates, often with your family and friends.
Join our Fundraising team
Easily create a fundraiser by joining our team on Give Lively. Customize the fundraiser with your story and why you choose MSU. Share and post campaign updates to promote interest.
Make a Donation
Donate for #Give4Myositis
Contribute to help continue the MSU financial assistance program for myositis patients in need. Your donation will benefit the assistance program expansion starting in 2020. With your help, we can strive to improve a patient’s quality of life while we research to find therapies to treat myositis, and ultimately find a cure.
Myositis affects every aspect of a person’s life; the physical, mental, emotional, financial, spiritual, and relationships. As myositis patient’s ourselves at MSU, we know firsthand the battles patient’s face with off-label use of expensive medications, the need for costly mobility and assistive devices, travel expenses to see one of few myositis specialists, and exorbitant medical bills.
Our financial assistance program helps provide much needed financial relief for patients, whose lives are already stressed due to illness, allowing them to more fully concentrate on their health.
The #GivingTuesday fundraiser will run through the end of 2019!
Donate using a bank account or credit card
Donate by Mail
Make your check or money order payable to MSU and mail to:
MSU, 9125 N. Old State Road
Lincoln, DE 19960
Shop Amazon Smile
Whether #GivingTuesday, the holidays, or just a regular ole’ shopping day on Amazon, be sure to put a SMILE in front of Amazon!
When you shop this way, Amazon donates a percentage back to MSU helping us with our fundraising efforts. You can just shop as usual and still help MSU!
About Donating Plasma
Did you know it can take up to 1,000 people donating plasma to create one IVIG therapy for one patient for one year? Plasma donation is essential to create treatments for rare diseases such as Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and even for Inclusion Body Myositis in some cases.
This detailed video takes viewers through all of the steps a first-time plasma donor would experience during the process of donating lifesaving plasma.