Ways to Help

Our mission is to advance research for more research and
ultimately a cure for Dystonia. Click here to find out how
you can support dystonia research!

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Dystonia Report

Real Patients. Real Answers. The Dystonia Survey Report is
Available now. Click here to see the results.

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Join a Support Group

The DMRF Canada Support Group Network provides an
opportunity for people with dystonia to come together to
support one another, raise awareness, and fund-raise. Click
here to find a support group near you!

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Toronto Zoo Walk

Join the Toronto Zoo Walk, a family-friendly community
event, to raise awareness of dystonia and to support the
work of the DMRF Canada. Click here for more details and to
register!

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Awareness Month

Join DMRF Canada to create awareness through the "Dystonia
Moves Me" awareness campaign, taking place during the month
of September 2017. Click here to find out how you can get
involved.

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What's Making News

May 24, 2012 - 8:57am

TORONTO - Matthew Sheppard drew attention to dystonia Thursday by offering to help Mayor Rob Ford in his workout regime.

The 13-year-old who suffers from myoclonus dystonia came to City Hall with his mom Cathy and former city councillor Bill Saundercook. Together they invited Ford to take part in the Freedom to Move/Chuck’s 5 km Run/Walk for Dystonia taking place in High Park on June 3. More

May 5, 2011 - 12:06pm
The Expositor, Brantford, Ontario - Michelle Ruby - In the late 1990s, Thomas Wade was living his dream. The boy from Burford who had played every county fair and local smoke-filled barroom, years before he could legally have a drink there, had finally hit the big time.
 
He was the charismatic front man of Thomas Wade and Wayward, whose 1996 eponymous debut album spawned no fewer than seven singles on the Canadian Country Music chart. (To listen to Thomas Wade's performance at the Hamilton Area Music night CLICK HERE)
 
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March 24, 2011 - 9:23am

The toll taken by brain disorders of injury is more than cancer and cardiovascular disease combined, affecting over 30 percent of Canadians. It's plausible that every family in Canada has been touched by a brain condition.  Improving our knowledge about brain health, our recognition of brain conditions and our understanding of how to be  helpful to those around us is fundamental to reducing the stigma, discrimination and isolation that many Canadians experience every day.

March 2011 marks Canada's first National Brain Awareness Month, an important first step in raising awareness about brain health and the issues fcing millions of Canadians living with brain conditions today.More

February 14, 2011 - 10:32am

Three years ago, The Doctors met Alex, a young woman diagnosed with dystonia, a neurological disorder that causes the muscles to contract and spasm uncontrollably. The contractions force the body into repetitive and often twisting movements, as well as awkward, irregular postures, which halted Alex's career as a dance teacher.

October 26, 2010 - 1:12pm

Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION- Placing MRI into operating room benefits patients
By: Jen Skerritt

For now, procedure will be used on neurosurgery patients undergoing procedures such as deep-brain stimulation, where a surgeon implants a device that emits electrical impulses to treat tremors, dystonia or Parkinson's disease.

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only organization that is dedicated to supporting the 50,000 patients in Canada that suffer from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Abnormal signaling from the brain causes muscles to tighten and twist involuntarily. There are several forms of dystonia, and dystonia may be a symptom of many diseases and conditions.

For over 40 years, the DMRF Canada has fought for those impacted by dystonia, working toward better treatments and a cure; funding research, providing advocacy and support, and raising awareness of this devastating disorder.

Join us, and be a part of the global effort to find a cure.

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