Get Involved, #GivingTuesday 2017

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Join MSU for #Giving4Myositis Year-End Campaign

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

Thank you for your #GivingTuesday and #Giving4Myositis Year-End Fundraising support!

Donations received are used to fund our important, patient-centered support, education, advocacy, and assistance programs to help Myositis patients live their best possible lives despite limitations.

Donations in the U.S. are tax-deductible.

Subscribe for email updates, and Like our Facebook page to stay updated about our year-end Awareness and Fundraising campaign, #Giving4Myositis.

Be a part of #Giving4Myositis

There are many reasons why donating to MSU is beneficial to you and to our members. First, MSU is an all volunteer-managed organization meaning that over 90% of your donation goes to helping myositis patients and their care partners. Also, your donation is tax-deductible. MSU operates on the donations you provide to create new programs and services, as well as continuing to operate those already in existence. We have many plans for the future, but without funding, they will never come to light.

So, we are looking to you, myositis patients, family members, friends, and the public to help us help our members through education, financial assistance, support, and advocacy. You can make a difference with a donation as little as $5. Setting up a recurring monthly donation will have an even larger impact.

We are a nonprofit operated by volunteers, founded by Myositis patients for Myositis patients.

The #GivingTuesday fundraiser will go through the end of 2017!

Donate via PayPal Giving Fund

When you donate using the special linked button below using the PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal will not charge any fees, and, all of December 2017, they will add an additional 1% to your donation.  So 101% comes back to us.

Donate on our Website

Want to donate and make your donation in honor of or in memory of someone special? Donate on our website using the button below.

Donate by Mail

Make your check or money order payable to MSU and mail to:

MSU, 9125 N. Old State Road
Lincoln, DE 19960

Create your own Myositis Facebook Fundraiser

We believe in the power of our passionate volunteers, members, and supporters and this is why we are asking you to help us by creating your own MSU fundraiser for #Giving4Myositis.

In order to help myositis patients, we need to shine a light on Myositis by raising awareness and educating patients, caregivers, physicians, physical therapists, and other healthcare providers on how to recognize the symptoms and react swiftly to diagnose and start treatment, both medicinal and physical therapy. It still takes over 3 years for many to get a proper diagnosis.

As more and more research and clinical trials are focused on Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies, we are working to help match patients with ongoing studies. This impacts all patients as drugs designed specifically for myositis are brought to market.

You can help us continue the important patient-centered work we are doing on #GivingTuesday and beyond by creating your own fundraiser, making a financial contribution, signing up to Volunteer, and in many other ways. We thank you for your support!

Join the #Unselfie Movement

Part of #GivingTuesday is being unselfish through a focus on giving to organizations that you support and that help others, like MSU. Let’s show the world how unselfish we are as myositis patients by submitting our #Unselfies.

Click on the top image unselfie image and right-click to save the image. Then edit it by adding why you are supporting MSU. Print and take a photo with the sign. Then follow instructions below. (When taking the photo, try to hide yourself by wearing sunglasses or showing only a part of your face, etc. Get creative.)

Once you have your #Unselfie photo, click below to submit to us for posting on our website and social networking sites. Or, simply email it to us at

#GivingTuesday #unselfie MSU

Click the image above and right-click, Save Image As


Always put a Smile in front of Amazon

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!

Support MSU when shopping Amazon Smile
Shop and help support MSU

Give the Gift of Plasma

Another important way to Give

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.

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