Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I (LGMD2I) is a progressively debilitating disease caused by weakness and muscle wasting mainly in the shoulder and hip areas. This congenital disease is a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy. Over time, this excessive muscle wasting can result in cardiovascular, respiratory and overall physical complications typically beginning in early adolescence. To date, the CureLGMD2i Foundation (formerly known as The Samantha J. Brazzo Foundation) has provided over $900,000 to research, advocacy and awareness programs focused on LGMD2i/R9.
We celebrate LGMD Awareness Day on September 30th each year. Please take a look at the video below for how we are bringing this to forefront.