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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What's Making News

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.

June 14, 2010 - 1:09pm

Posted By RACHEL PUNCH, THE SUDBURY STAR: Mother of three Corinne Fewster-Gagne knew something was wrong with her infant son when he was about three-months-old."If he was awake, he was crying," Fewster-Gagne said. His fists and arms were clenched tight and weren't moving. "If I put him under a mobile he would just lay there all stiff. I knew something was wrong," Fewster-Gagne said.

November 6, 2009 - 9:28am

Guy Dixon From Saturday's Globe and Mail

For many years, Liona Boyd had something distressing happening to her hand, specifically to her right middle finger, and it was only getting worse.

July 21, 2009 - 9:43am

Wired Magazine - Brian Raferty - The rules changed all the time—sometimes day to day, sometimes hour to hour—and whenever he tried to recite them, people thought, "This guy is nuts."

The rules dictated when and where Scott Adams, the chief engineer of the Dilbert comic empire, was allowed to speak. He could neither control them nor predict exactly when they'd go into effect.

April 30, 2009 - 2:02pm

The Doctors, CBS  Living with Dystonia
Imagine having constant muscle spasms and not being able to stop your body from shaking uncontrollably. Alex, 27, has lived with this debilitating feeling since she was diagnosed with dystonia in 2007.

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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