Climb4SMA Conquers Mt. Rainier To Fight SMA

The inspiring Jadon’s Hope and Climb4SMA are at it again! As if climbing the 23,000 foot Mt. Aconcagua and raising over $45,000 for theGSF’s “$200K For SMA” fundraising campaign wasn’t impressive enough, Jim Baker decided to create a team of climbers to tackle the famous Mt. Rainier in Washington. And it was an incredible journey indeed! […]

ReadGive Raises $1,000 at Rummage To Cure Sale in Fresno

I want you to meet Andrea from ReadGive. She is awesome and so is this company! A few months ago I got an email from her that she wanted to join the Rummage To Cure SMA effort in honor of Hayden Calafiore — yep, G’s BFF who is also a Fresno area native. Andrea learned […]

The Great Duck Race Round Two

Remember last year when the “Gwennie” duck was plucked from the water out of 1,007 rubber ducks at the Troy Strawberry Festival? Remember how Penny and Melissa from Beb-e-ssentials donated all of the $1,000 winnings to the GSF? Well, they are at it again. And get this — the City of Troy and the Strawberry Festival […]

HUSH in Panama Hosting Shop To End SMA!

Marcela Vallarino and Juan David Cardoze have the most adorable baby girl, Amanda. Amanda has SMA. At just 10 months old, sweet Amanda has already inspired friends, family and her community to join the SMA cause in her honor. The Cardoze family was part of the GSF’s “200K for SMA” campaign, raising $6,500 and they […]

Calabasas Fresh Brothers Fundraiser May 17th for the GSF

San Fernando Valley friends, mark your calendars –> Pizza at Fresh Brothers next Tuesday and 20% goes to the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation to help end the #1 genetic killer of babies! That’s right –> eat pizza, raise funds for SMA research! Easy! WHEN –> Tuesday, May 17th from 11 to 9 WHERE –> Fresh Brothers […]

Hope Calendar Raises Over $8,000 For GSF

We are so excited! Debi Gomez of Life’s Images Photography and the creator of the “Hope Calendar” just announced the final totals of the 2011 sales…Drum roll please…. $8,110 was raised for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and our “$200K for SMA” campaign!!! A-mazing! Simply amazing! A big thank you to everyone who supported this effort […]

Climbing Again for SMA

The inspiring Jadon’s Hope and Jim Baker are at it again! And with them you know it’s going to be something BIG. As if climbing the 23,000 foot Mt. Aconcagua and raising over $45,000 for GSF’s “$200K For SMA” fundraising campaign wasn’t impressive enough, Jim Baker will be tackling the famous Mt. Rainier in Washington in […]

Team Owen Trounces SMA in the New Bedford Half Marathon!

We are officially moved beyond words. Team Owen Simmons and all the amazing running that took place this Sunday to help fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy was simply incredible!!! Incredible. There is something just so selfless and poignant about people using their physical strength for those who struggle physically. And we are so, so appreciative of […]

Why We Chose A Pre-Clinical Model As Our Next Research Focus

Taking a step back. Looking at the big picture. Making sure our direction is sensible and methodical. That is why we chose a pre-clinical model as our next research focus. Over the past two years, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) has taken a laser-guided missile approach to funding research, primarily funding specific portions of two […]

We Did It! Now Let’s Do It AGAIN! “$200K for SMA” Campaign Continues to Fund Critical SMA Research

You already know that GSFs original “$200K for SMA” goal was far surpassed — YEEHAW!!! But we aren’t stopping there and we’re as dedicated and motivated as ever to continue fundraising for promising Spinal Muscular Atrophy research programs! Are you? So what’s next for GSF and the “$200K for SMA” campaign? –> Dr. Kaspar’s gene […]