FSHD Canada Foundation, based in Calgary, has the singular goal of helping to find a cure – as soon as possible – for Canadians who suffer with FSHD. To accomplish this, the Foundation aims to reach out to all Canadians to make them aware of what is going on in FSHD research and to solicit financial support for the critical research required to find a cure. The Foundation will then use these funds to support FSHD research, in Canada and around the world.
Recent funded research has included: generating FSHD-affected human muscles in mice for testing therapeutic strategies, identification of chromatin modifier genes important for DUX4 silencing, identification of small RNAs generated from the D4Z4 array, and the derivation of human induced pluripotent stem cells from FSH patient fibroblasts.
FSHD Canada Foundation
Suite 201, 1100 1st Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1B1