Irvine, California | An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead

If you live near Irvine, California you don’t want to miss this incredible opportunity to meet and learn from a pioneer in stem cell research! Our awesome friends at The Roman Reed Foundation are hosting “An Evening with Dr. Hans Keirstead” at University of California, Irvine on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Learn about Dr. Keirstead’s […]

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 […]

“$200K For SMA” Goal Surpassed! GSF Signs On To Continue Funding Groundbreaking SMA Reasearch

We did it! That’s right, we ALL DID IT! In just six months since launching the “$200K for SMA” fundraising challenge, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation and FightSMA — and all of our wonderful supporters — not only raised $200,000 for gene therapy research — we blew it out of the water! With the help of […]

HELP NEEDED: Help Us Save Critical Research Funding

We. Need. Your. Help. [it takes less than a minute] A great “friend in the fight”, the inspiring Don C. Reed and his equally inspiring son, Roman Reed, are on the front-lines battling once again in California to save funding for spinal cord injury research — which, in turn, can benefit spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) […]

Watch, THINK!, and sign the Stem Cell Charter!

Thank you Canadian Stem Cell Foundation for asking us to be part of your campaign and selecting GSF to profile. We are honored to contribute to your grassroots movement to move this promising science forward. And GSF will always support your positive and important work! Have you signed the Stem Cell Charter? Watch the video […]

Help Us Raise “200K for SMA” Gene Therapy Research!

$200K for SMA –> One person and one dollar at a time. Together we can end SMA! Why Your Support Matters –> The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity dedicated to ending Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic killer of infants and young children. As witnesses to the degenerative cruelty […]

SMAandNutrition.org: Calling All SMA Type I Families, We Need YOUR Help!

I don’t think anyone would argue that nutrition and proper dietary management is not a critical component to any Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) care philosophy. There are several options and points of view, but, unfortunately, to date there has yet to be any data driven scientific research to provide a consensus and/or a guideline on […]

GSF Awards $135,000, Partners On Promising Gene Therapy Program

Gwendolyn Strong Foundation Awards $135,000, Partners On Promising Gene Therapy Program We are so excited to announce the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (GSF) has granted $135,000 to two promising cure focused SMA research programs. We have been working on these for months — since a certain really exciting Facebook contest — and we are beyond thrilled […]

As Promised, $25,000 To Dr. Keirstead

It is with great pleasure and mountains of hope that we sent this $25,000 grant to Dr. Hans Keirstead at University of California, Irvine on behalf of each and every single Facebook user that voted for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in the first round of the $5M Chase Community Giving campaign. We promised that we’d […]

Dr. Keirstead's Research Named "Project That Will Change Science Forever!"

Dr. Hans Keirstead’s research was just featured in Esquire magazine as one of 2009’s “Six Radical Projects That Will Change Science Forever“. This is the groundbreaking research that we wholeheartedly support. Dr. Keirstead and his team are our hope to cure SMA and this is why we started Unite For The Cure. But this research […]