Welcome! The CureLGMD2i Foundation was created by the Brazzo Family when their daughter, Samantha, was diagnosed with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Type 2I/R9 at the age of two. At that time, the Brazzos realized that there were no organizations accepting donations specifically for research for LGMD2I/R9. They decided to create this Nonprofit Organization (formerly known as The Samantha J. Brazzo Foundation) with a mission to spread awareness, provide advocacy for the patient community, and to raise funds to support research for LGMD2I/R9.

The Brazzo Family (Marina, Kelly, Sammy, Brandon & Keith)

Without a cure for LGMD2I/R9, patients will have a shortened lifespan due to muscle wasting resulting in cardiovascular and respiratory complications. In order to make a greater impact in the research community, CureLGMD2i Foundation joined forces with the LGMD Coalition Partners. Together we have funded research projects, which are paving the way toward a better future for those diagnosed with LGMD.

Our Team

Executive Board

Kelly Brazzo, President/CEO

Keith Brazzo, Vice President

Kristen Olsen, Secretary

Dan Pope, Advocacy Director

Kaitlyn Neroladakis, Communications Director

Advisory Board

Tony Hartman, Marketing Director

John Spencer, Creative Director

Dana Danielson, Treasurer

Justin Fuhr, Web Design

Annie Gunton

Melissa Grove

Julie Savage

Jean Pierre Laurent

Jennifer Zuchetto

Lacey Woods