Why We Walk
Meet Graham Vollmer and the Vollmer Family- Graham is our inspiration for this walk. He has touched so many lives in his time with us, giving families and individuals a reminder to focus on the things that really matter in life. Family. Friends. Community. That is what this walk is all about for us. We wanted a chance to bring together all of the people that have in one way or another been touched by Graham’s story. And bringing everyone together for a cause that brings HOPE to the SMA community is well worth all of our time and resources.
Check out Graham’s video.
Cure SMA is dedicated to the treatment and cure of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)—a disease that takes away a person’s ability to walk, eat, or breathe. 8 million Americans carry the gene that causes SMA, and it is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.
Since 1984, we’ve directed and invested in comprehensive research that has shaped the scientific community’s understanding of SMA. We are currently on the verge of breakthroughs in treatment that will strengthen our children’s bodies, extend life, and lead to a cure.
We have deep expertise in every aspect of SMA—from the day-to-day realities to the nuances of care options—and until we have a cure, we’ll do everything we can to support children and families affected by the disease.
Learn more about how you can help us reach a treatment and cure at www.cureSMA.org.