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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Chuck's Run 2017

Chuck's Run for Dystonia is taking place on June 4, 2017.
Click here to see what you can do to participate.

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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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Patient Grant

To provide financial assistance for Canadian residents who
are living with dystonia and committed to furthering their
education. Click here to read more about eligibility
criteria and to fill out an application.

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We release a bi-monthly e-newsletter on upcoming events,
research news and much more! Click here to subscribe to our
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What's Making News

September 19, 2013 - 10:48am

(CNN) -- Lori Raines and her mother were hunting for deals at post-Christmas sales in 2009 when Raines' left leg involuntarily turned inward and an excruciating pain shot through it.

May 8, 2013 - 11:33am

(TORONTO, ON) -- Snowboard cross gold medalist and Paralympian hopeful Spencer Clough, has been named Youth Ambassador for the 2013 Chuck’s 5 km Run/Walk taking place on June 2, 2013 and supporting research through the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation Canada (DMRFC).

April 11, 2013 - 10:30am

Michelle Gamage, 24 hours Vancouver -When the Order of Canada organizers called to ask if he would accept the Governor General’s 2013 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award, Andrew Dawes thought they had him confused with another person.But there was no mistake. Despite developing focal dystonia, also known as writer’s cramp, in 2006 – which quickly ended his 59 years of performing – the renowned violinist’s years of teaching and 3,000 performances were enough to win him the award.

March 6, 2013 - 10:17am

WENCY LEUNG - The Globe & Mail - Kylee Taylor was distraught. For nearly two years, her teenage son, Kieran Porter, had seen multiple doctors and undergone countless medical tests, but none provided an answer for his alarming and mysterious illness.

May 24, 2012 - 9:06am

By: Heidi Ulrichsen - Sudbury Northern Life Staff - For most of his life, Dwayne Backer has lived with dystonia. For him, that means debilitating muscle spasms and poor fine motor control, preventing him from performing day-to-day tasks such as shaving his own face or writing a grocery list. More

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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