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A Message from Lauren Foster, Patient Advocate

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I stand by Team FD/MAS and here’s why: WE matter. Our health matters. Some people don’t realize that if we donate the price of a meal at McDonald’s, we help find a cure. As an FD/MAS patient, I’ve struggled with this disease every single day of my life, as I know so many of you […]

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FD/MAS Federal Research Funding Initiative

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The FD/MAS community of researchers and advocates continues forward with the Department of Defense Funding Opportunity One of the most significant initiatives that FD/MAS Alliance continues to advance is the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The PRMRP is a major research opportunity that our team of advocates has unlocked for FD/MAS researchers through the […]

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Researchers and Advocates Move Forward with Department of Defense Funding

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One of the biggest initiatives that FDF is working on right now is the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP). The PRMRP is a huge research opportunity that our team of advocates have unlocked for FD/MAS researchers through the US Department of Defense’s Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (DOD CDMRP). Thanks to the tireless efforts […]

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An FD Warrior’s experience at Rare Disease Week!

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Every year, during the week of Rare Disease Day, FD/MAS advocates and rare disease advocates from other communities gather on Capitol Hill in Washington. These advocates use this time to encourage lawmakers to support legislation that helps the rare disease community including advocating for NIH research funding. This year, FD Warrior Brittany Anderson was among […]

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2020 for our 20th Chromosome

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The First-Ever FDMAS Global Awareness Week! FDF participated in the first-ever FD/MAS Global Awareness Week, February 20-28th, 2020. February 20th was chosen as the launch of this week of awareness and advocacy because both FD and MAS as well as related diseases such as Mazabraud syndrome all originate from a mutation on the 20th chromosome. […]

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Fibrous Dysplasia Included in the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill

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Washington DC (December 20, 2019)  Fibrous Dysplasia Included in the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program We are grateful for the support of the Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Committee and the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee,  the individual members on the Subcommittee and the Senators, as well as their staff. Thanks to their […]

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Fall Webinar Success Leads to Hopes for Future Programming

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This past fall, FDF livestreamed two Educational Webinars over Facebook for free. As an organization, FDF thought it was important to bring educational programming to the fibrous dysplasia and McCune-Albright community and we were thrilled to bring the experts to our community. Two webinars took place and were well attended by the patient community. A […]

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Join Us for the Inaugural FD|MAS Global Awareness Week: February 20-27

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Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation, Patiëntenvereniging Fibreuze Dysplasie, ASOCIACIÓN DE DISPLASIA FIBROSA – ADF, Fibrous Dysplasia Support Society UK, Eamas, and MASFD of France are announcing the first annual FD/MAS Global Awareness Week, between the 20th and 27th of February, 2020. FD/MAS Global Awareness Week is a coordinated international campaign to raise awareness of fibrous dysplasia and […]

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A Seat at the Federal Research Table

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Washington DC (October 18, 2019)  Fibrous Dysplasia included the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Medical Research Program Thanks to our champion who sits on the Appropriations Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D- WA),  Fibrous Dysplasia made it into the Senate DOD Appropriations Committee recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Defense in conjunction with the US […]

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A Patient’s Roadmap to Curing A Rare Disease

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Report from the Global Genes Summit: With community, innovative treatments and cures happen! Having recently embraced my role as the new executive director of the Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation (FDF), I embarked on a steep learning curve.  Fibrous dysplasia, McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) is a very complicated disease and the path to treatment can feel daunting. Luckily, […]

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