JUVENILE DERMATOMYOSITIS (JDM) is a disease in children that causes skin rash (dermato) and muscle inflammation (myositis), resulting in weak muscles. JDM is a type of autoimmune disease. The immune system is a group of cells that protect the body from infections.

    ** It is extremely rare, 3 children out of a million will have it

    ** There is no cure–There is treatment with the hope that one day the child will go into remission

    ** Research for a cure is made possible by JDM families holding fund raisers and research grants


    A 15-minute Video about the disease: https://youtu.be/9gg67TnrYqM  

    Go to the Chipotle at 2335 New Hyde Park Road on Monday May 8th from 2pm – 8 pm –  just tell the cashier that you are supporting the CURE JM fund raiser and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Cure JM Foundation  

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    Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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