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(I need to get word out about this wonderful organization started by my best friend.. The myspace link is at the bottom of the page.)
Art 4 Muscular Dystrophy is a non-profit organization founded and run by S.J. Creek. The purpose of A4MD is to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, an organization established for the cause of finding a cure for the 40 types of neuromuscular diseases out there. All profits gained from selling artwork on this site will be donated to the MDA, to help fight Muscular Dystrophy!
Sarah (founder) is a 19 year old girl from southern California. She was adopted inç1987, by her parents Michael & Susan. They decided to adopt because Susan was diagnosed with Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy, and they did not want to pass on the genes to their child. Sarah grew up in a family deeply affected by Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy. Her grandmother, two aunts, two cousins, uncle, and mother all had it, and she had to learn to cope with taking care of a loved one with a disability. Tragedy struck the family when her Uncle Bill passed away in 2001, due to complications of MD. However, this was just the beginning. In April of 2006, both of her cousins passed away when they came down with a case of Pneumonia. Finally, in October of 2006, Sarah's mother passed away for the same reason. Now, Sarah is determined to help find a cure for Muscular Dystrophy in any way possible.
Sarah is a sophomore at the Laguna College of Art & Design in Laguna Beach, California, and is majoring in illustration. She hopes to sell her art, and other people's artwork on this site, and donate that money directly to the MDA and any other well known and respected MD charities, helping them come closer to finding a cure!
If you are an artist, and wish to sell your art work for the cause, please e-mail Sarah @ Art4Md@aol.com