May is Myositis Awareness Month
and MSU’s 5-year anniversary as the heart of the myositis community
2020 Myositis Awareness Month Theme – High Fives from the Heart: #MyositisLIFE in a Pandemic World
Myositis Support and Understanding (MSU), an all-volunteer, patient-focused 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, serves as the heart of the myositis community. During May, MSU celebrates Myositis Awareness Month and our 5th anniversary.
While the original theme was being discussed and formulated, the world turned upside down with the appearance and rapid worldwide spread of COVID-19. MSU quickly shifted focus to how to best support the myositis community during the pandemic while still promoting awareness of our rare autoimmune diseases, the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, collectively called myositis. We look forward to a more robust celebration of awareness activities in September.
We launch a slightly scaled back Awareness Month, mindful of the enormous impact the pandemic has and will continue to have on myositis patients and caregivers.
To honor MSU’s 5th Anniversary we will use Myositis Awareness Month to highlight our five main patient-centered programs that are a part of our mission to improve the lives of and empower those fighting myositis.