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 23, 2016 - 3:23pm

Don't Miss This Special Meeting all about Dystonia!

 
August 12 - 14, 2016
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza - Chicago
 
Topics to be addressed by 20+ speakers includ dystonia treatments, including deep brain stimulation, alternative and complimentary therapies, dystonia research update, and break-out sessions on coping, depression and anxiety, family dynamics, educational rights, pros and conds of adding a
May 16, 2016 - 2:24pm

In May 2016, DMRF Founders Frances and Samuel Beltzberg were recognized by Simon Fraser University with the 2016 President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award.

In addition to founding the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation 40 years ago, the Belzberg's have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to education, human rights, health care and the arts. Their shared vision and lifetime of service, community engagement and philanthropy has profoundly improved the overall well-being of community-oriented organizations that make a difference both locally and internationally.

March 30, 2016 - 11:57am

The Dystonia Coalition is conducting a study to develop the best way to measure the symptoms and impact of blepharospasm.

This study is being conducted at Toronto Western Hospital by Dr. Susan Fox  

For details on the study and eligibility criteria please click poster

August 24, 2015 - 3:38pm
The Toronto Star - Katrina Clarke
 
August 6, 2015 - 1:07pm

 Toronto Star - August 4, 2016 - Kerry Gillespie.  Ian Kent who has dystonia, has been competitive from the moment he and his older brother started playing in the basement as kids in the 1970s through to more recent years when, despite his disability, he continued to beat everyone in Nova Scotia, including his adult sons, in able-bodied table tennis.  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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