In November, the Board of Directors and other major donors joined together to offer a challenge to the Society's members and friends to support promising new work. They agreed to match gifts up to a total of $131,000, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, if made by December 31, 2009.
The Society is delighted to report that 503 individuals, foundations and businesses in the FSHD community contributed $160,540 to the 2009 Fundraising Challenge.
Notwithstanding the extraordinary economic environment in which we find ourselves, the FSH Society has concluded the second most successful fundraising year ever, raising $767,208 from generous supporters like yourself.
Thank you for supporting advances in research, education, outreach and advocacy.