COVID-19 Assistance Program Available to SMA Community

April 20, 2020

Through the new COVID-19 Assistance Program, households who have an individual with spinal muscular atrophy may be entitled to a $50 gift card to assist in costs of purchasing essential items.

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Cure SMA realizes that quarantining is essential for individuals and families who live with SMA, many of whom are experiencing hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, we are pleased to launch a new program designed to help alleviate some of the financial burden for those in the SMA community who are affected in this way.

The new COVID-19 Assistance Program will offer a $50 gift card to help with purchasing items such meals, groceries, or other essential supplies during these difficult times. This program will be extended to any household within the United States who has an individual diagnosed with SMA, no matter your personal circumstances.

If you are an individual with SMA, or a legal guardian of a child with SMA, who is in need of assistance purchasing essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here to apply to receive a gift card through the Cure SMA COVID-19 Assistance Program. Please note, there is a limit of one (1) gift card per household and cards are available on a first come, first serve basis as supplies last. Applicant must reside within the United States.

In addition to this new COVID-19 Assistance Program, Cure SMA also previously launched the COVID-19 Support Package to assist members of the SMA community obtain essential items that may be difficult to locate. Please click here to learn more about this support program and apply.

Cure SMA thanks our generous donors and sponsors, whose contributions make this effort possible. A special thanks to AveXis, Biogen, Genentech, and Ionis for their additional support of Cure SMA’s new COVID-19 Support Programs.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center from Cure SMA is continuously being updated to include the latest information and new community resources, so check it out!