Walk Strong to Cure JM

Walk For Cure Pittsburgh

Help us give children hope for a brighter future.

My name is Abby Printz and I was diagnosed with JDM at 2 years old after my family noticed rashes and muscle weakness to the point I couldn’t sit upright on my own. Over the span of 13 years, I was on various medications, which at times were harsh on my body, but put me into remission. In college I decided to become a PA because of my medical exposure growing up. I now am a Pediatric Rheumatology PA, working with the same team at UPMC Children’s Hospital who treated me when I was young. My family and I are walking for my patients and for all the JM kids across the US who deserve to have better treatments and prognoses than I did over 25 years ago.


Every dollar makes a difference to improve treatments, care, and support for juvenile myositis.  


Juvenile myositis is a life-threatening disease which causes children to miss out on the best part of being a kid.


There are currently no approved treatments.  Current treatments save lives, but have devastating side-effects.  Together we can change that.  

Please make a donation to help me reach my goal.  Your generous donations can allow us to advance the fight against this disease.  

Want to help me fundraise?  Click "Join My Team!"

It is only with your support, we can get to the finish line.  

**If you wish to send a check, please mail to:

Cure JM, P.O. Box 45768, Baltimore, MD 21297

Thank you!

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