For the month of September, all proceeds from my artwork sold will be donated to the CMTA. The CMTA is a 501(C)(3)nonprofit organization founded in 1983 whose goals are patient support, public education, promotion of research and ultimately the treatment and cure of CMT.
“Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, is the most commonly inherited neurological disorder and is found world-wide in all races and ethnic groups. Discovered in 1886 by three physicians, Jean-Martin-Charcot, Pierre Marie, and Howard Henry Tooth, CMT affects an estimated 2.6 million people.
CMT patients slowly lose normal use of their feet/legs and hands/arms as nerves to the extremities degenerate and the muscles in the extremities become weakened because of the loss of stimulation by the affected nerves. Many patients also have some loss of sensory nerve function.
CMT is one of the 40 diseases covered by the MDA, but unlike muscular dystrophy, in which the defect is in the muscles, CMT is a disorder in which the defect is in the nerves that control the muscles.”
CMT Awareness Week—September 19-25, 2010. The CMTA is setting up a website (www.cmtausa.org/awarenessweek) that will launch during the first week of September where you will be able to find out more about the week’s events and activities and how you can participate!
For more information, please visit http://www.charcot-marie-tooth.org/index.php