FightSMA Marks 20th Birthday with New Home on the Web

(Richmond, Virginia) – Parents fighting spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic killer of children under two, need help and information. Recognizing that need, FightSMA, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for SMA, is announcing the launch of its all new website,

“When we set out to redesign, we looked at the enormous amount of information we have for SMA parents, and hoped to make it more accessible and easy to find,” said FightSMA co-founder and president, Martha Slay. “The new website features better categorization and a more flexible design that will help us in our fight, and a new website is a great way to celebrate our birthday!”

The previous version of was built in 2006. Many of the features from the old site carry over, including the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Blog, one of the top SMA blogs on the web. Another of the site’s most useful features, the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Guidebook, has been re-organized and moved to the new site.

The new site is built using the latest website management software and features a modular design. This design will allow FightSMA the flexibility to quickly and easily add content blocks to the front page and elsewhere as new information becomes available. The new FightSMA also features a mobile version, which will be seen by anyone accessing the site from a mobile phone or tablet.

The new was designed and built by EndGame Public Relations, LLC. The work was funded by a grant from the Richard and Caroline T. Gwathmey Memorial Trust.

About FightSMA

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, 20-year-old FightSMA (also known as “Andrew’s Buddies”) is an international nonprofit group dedicated to accelerating research for a treatment or a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neuromuscular disorder that kills more babies than any other genetic disease. For more information on spinal muscular atrophy and FightSMA, please visit You can also connect with FightSMA on Facebook and Twitter.