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

June 1, 2016 - 8:52pm

TORONTO, (June 1st, 2016) – Former NHL player Rem Murray is lending his star power to this year’s Chuck’s Run for Dystonia in an effort to shine a light on this debilitating movement disorder affecting approximately 50,000 Canadians. Not only is Rem participating in the 5km run but, diagnosed in 2004, he’s sharing his personal and painful dystonia story to help raise awareness and much needed research funds for this relatively unknown disorder.

June 1, 2016 - 8:37pm

TORONTO, (June 1st, 2016) – Former NHL player Rem Murray is lending his star power to this year’s Chuck’s Run for Dystonia in an effort to shine a light on this debilitating movement disorder affecting approximately 50,000 Canadians. Not only is Rem participating in the 5km run but, diagnosed in 2004, he’s sharing his personal and painful dystonia story to help raise awareness and much needed research funds for this relatively unknown disorder.

February 10, 2017 - 1:47pm

Chicken Soup

In honor of Rare Disease Day, taking place on February 28, 2017, the DMRF Canada is excited  to announce our Chicken Soup for the Soul – Dystonia Edition writing contest. 

January 20, 2017 - 10:40am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present on December 16, 2016 at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital  for the announcement of the donation of $20 million by the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum family. This gift, which McGill University calls “transformative”,  will help to establish the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute, to facilitate the sharing of neuroscience findings worldwide to accelerate the discovery of leading edge therapeutics to treat neurological conditions.

November 24, 2016 - 1:12pm

Standford Medicine

In the past 30+ years, the Stanford Patient Education Research Center has developed, tested, and evaluated self-management programs for people with chronic health problems.

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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