Cure SMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a treatment and a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). 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 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 will do everything we can to support children and families affected by the disease.
SMA is a disease that robs people of strength by affecting motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, taking away the ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.