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

August 8, 2017 - 10:50am

DMRF Canada is pleased to offer a one-year clinical fellowship to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical career in movement disorders with a focus on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins. In 2017, this program will support fellows through a grant from Allergan.

July 27, 2017 - 4:49pm

We are thrilled to announce we recently received the much-needed funding to launch a support program specifically for parents of children and teens who have dystonia, as well as the children and teens who are affected by the disorder.

There will be many projects rolled out as part of this initiative, including the development of a number of research guides, for parents of children with dystonia, as well as for teens. 

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July 11, 2017 - 9:59am

According to the research, the childhood-onset motor disorder DYT6 dystonia is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the transcription factor THAP1, but the neurodevelopmental processes in which THAP1 participates are unknown.

June 15, 2017 - 3:28pm

Researchers at the University of California San Diego have developed a model and hypothesis to explain the origins of blepharospasm, a focal dystonia of the eyelid and brow muscles that cause involuntary blinking and eye closure.

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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