CML HealthCare and FightSMA Canada Join Forces in the Fight Against Spinal Muscular Atrophy
CML HealthCare of Mississauga, Ontario has partnered with FightSMA Canada, to help find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death among children under the age of two. The awareness of the devastating impacts of SMA is low among the general public. The new partnership will provide a greater voice in the efforts to raise funds and increase awareness of SMA in communities across Canada.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) refers to a group of diseases, which affects the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brain stem. The disease does not discriminate on the basis of gender or ethnicity.
“CML HealthCare is proud to be a partner in the fight against SMA, “said Paul Bristow, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We take great pride in supporting research that gives those individuals with SMA a fighting chance.”
“FightSMA is excited to formalize our partnership with CML Healthcare in our efforts to find a cure. Working with CML over the past 2 years we have done great things together and we look forward to the future opportunities that this partnership provides to raise money and awareness for all of the individuals and families affected by SMA” Said Tracy Lacey, President of FightSMA Canada.”
As a leading Canadian provider of diagnostic medical services, CML HealthCare is dedicated to providing patients with Care. Confidence. Comfort.TM The nearly 40-year-old company is one of largest providers of medical imaging services in North America and one of the largest community-based providers of laboratory testing services in Ontario.
FightSMA is an international nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing a treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). FightSMA has awarded SMA research grants to more than 40 universities and research institutions in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Italy.