for Hope was established in 1993 by Chip and Betsy Erwin to raise funds for muscular
dystrophy research. Through a variety of community outreach activities, Harmonize
for Hope facilitates direct contributions to the University of Washington Medical
School’s leading-edge muscular dystrophy research team (previously at the
University of Michigan's School of Medicine from 1993 to 2000). One hundred percent
of donations directly further muscular dystrophy research.
We would like
to thank everyone involved in Harmonize for Hope, especially its founders Chip
and Betsy Erwin, for their dedication and continued support. Since establishment
of Harmonize for Hope, Chamberlain lab has received hundreds of thousands of dollars
from its supporters which has allowed the lab to grow and increase efficiency.
Some of the brightest young minds have been enticed by the most up-to-date technology
and equipment offered here in our lab due to the group’s generous contributions.
have been spent in pursuit of expediting the process necessary to complete our
research goals, recruiting the best of the best to join our team through superior
resources, and in sharing the information with other groups involved in the endeavor
to cure muscular dystrophy so that collaborative efforts might benefit all involved.
for Hope invites individuals, families and organizations interested in furthering
the work of the Chamberlain lab to partner with the group. Currently, Harmonize
for Hope is distributing its muscular dystrophy silicone blue HOPE bracelet to
raise awareness of MD and fund work being done at the Chamberlain lab. Many kids
and interested adults are organizing sales at their schools, speaking to assemblies,
reaching out to their places of worship and sports team to market the bracelets.
The muscular dystrophy silicone blue HOPE bracelet program has been very successful
in spreading the word about the Chamberlain lab and recruiting people interested
in joining the fund raising team to cure muscular dystrophy.
To learn more
about Harmonize for Hope and the muscular dystrophy blue HOPE bracelet (pictured
below) visit www.harmonizeforhope.org