Giving to Give Back, MSU Campaign

November 29, 2016

Be a part of “Giving to Give Back”

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 100% 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 even complete strangers to help us help our members through education, financial assistance, support, and advocacy. You can make a difference with a donation as little as $10, or set up a recurring donation on a monthly basis to ensure we have continued funding.

We are a nonprofit operated by volunteers, founded by Myositis patients for Myositis patients. Join us in helping to make our dreams of helping our members come true.

You can even make your year-end tax-deductible donation to us to ensure you get the tax write-offs you need. This fundraiser will go through the end of 2016!

Donate via PayPal Giving Fund

When you donate using the special linked button below using the PayPal Giving Fund, PayPal will not take any fees so 100% of your online donation comes to us. Also, during the month of December PayPal will add an additional 1%!

Be a part of our 2016 Facebook Fundraiser

Help others learn more about myositis and Myositis Support and Understanding Association by joining our Facebook Fundraiser 2016!

You are able to make your donation directly through the Facebook Fundraiser itself! Just click the link below to get started and share the event with your friends and family to make this year’s fundraiser a huge success!

Join the #Unselfie Movement

Part of #GivingTuesday is being unselfish through giving to organizations that help others, like MSU. Let’s show the world how unselfish we are as myositis patients by submitting our #Unselfies.  Learn more about what an #Unselfie is and how to create one!

Click on the top image to the right 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.

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How to #Unselfie

How to #Unselfie

Some other helpful things you can do

Shop Myositis Products

Did you know we have our very own online store where you can purchase Myositis products? We will be adding more products to our store soon.

This is not only a way to help MSU, but also to spread awareness!

Shop and Sell for MSU

We are a part of various networks where you can shop to earn money for MSU and one where you can sell your items and donate a percentage back to us.

Check out the “Ways to help” page for full details.


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!

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Shop and help support MSU

About Donating Plasma

Did you know it can take up to 1,000 people donating plasma to create one 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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