Francois at passed this Info on to me to help get the word out.

Dear Friends:

Please take two minutes to read this. Our charity is currently closing in on 5th place, with more than 30,000 votes, out of more than 500,000 organizations to win a $1 Million grant from Chase and we need your help to keep the momentum up through the end of final round voting on Friday, January 22.

I’ll try to make this as short as possible. Many of you know that my two-year-old daughter, Gwendolyn, has a terminal genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). SMA is the leading genetic killer of young children and at the ripe old age of 2, Gwendolyn is considered an outlier living with this cruel disease. Gwendolyn is awesome — in every way — plain and simple. But this degenerative disease has left my precious little girl completely paralyzed and dependent on machines to eat, swallow, cough, and breathe — while her mind remains untouched. In short, SMA is a brutal disease and we’re fighting to help cure it, hopefully in time to save Gwendolyn’s life.

Our nonprofit, the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, has a unique opportunity to win a $1 Million grant in the Chase Community Giving campaign on Facebook. How did that happen? Well, our supporters voted us to one of the top 100 organizations out of more than 500,000 charities in the first round and we’re now in 6th place with more than 30,000 votes in the final round. We’ve pledged 100% of anything we receive from Chase to SMA awareness and research programs and this amount of funding, which is extremely material to SMA programs, WILL help accelerate that CURE for SMA — no doubt about that.

So, please take a few minutes out of your day to help us out:

VOTE – Go to to vote

POST LINK – Post the voting link – – to your Facebook profile every day of this week

POST VIDEO – Post our campaign YouTube video – – to your Facebook profile

EMAIL – Forward the voting link – – to at least 20 contacts and ask that they do the same

TWITTER – Use our creative Twitter app to spread the word

For more information on the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, please visit

Thank you for your help. We can’t do this alone, but together we can make this $1 Million MIRACLE an SMA reality — for all of those impacted by this horrible disease!


Gwendolyn Strong Foundation | Chase Community Giving
SMA – Spinal Muscular Atrophy – kills more babies than any other genetic disease. SMA is currently a death sentence. But, there is enormous HOPE! Research is on the brink of a cure, but in desperate need of funding. …