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Going Forward: DMRF Canada December E-Newsletter
Happy Holidays
Wishing you and yours all the best for the holiday season
 
 
Dystonia Research News 
DMRF Canada investing in MORE research than ever before
 
We are thrilled to share the news that DMRF Canada is currently seeking applications for THREE  research programs.
 
We've expanded our previously offered Clinical Fellowship to become a two-year program - and we're seeking applications for research that will lead to better clinical treatments. We're also once again partnering up with the Banting Research Foundation to offer a discovery award.  All of these projects are aimed at providing a greater understanding of dystonia and a chance for patients to live their best lives with dystonia. 
 
You can learn more about DMRF research opportunities here. Special thanks to our donors and corporate partners for your support of these important projects. 
 
 
Our Guide for Teens and Young Adults is Here  
Thank you to the George Lunan Grant for Your Support
 
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After many months of discussion with our teen dystonia ambassador, and input from experts, we're thrilled to share the Dystonia Guide for Teens.
 
This is available in both soft copy and hard copy. Get the online version here. 
 
If you'd like to order some copies for yourself or for a loved one (or clinic), email: info@dystoniacanada.org. 
 
 
This  Holiday Season - Skip the Socks, and Support Dystonia Research 
Its easier than you think! 
 
This year, you can consider asking your friends and family to make a gift to dystonia research and support programs in lieu of gifts. 
 
We've drafted a letter that you can read, edit, and send out to your network either by email or on social networks.
 
 
You can help raise funds to support much needed clinical research on dystonia. So this year, skip the tie, or socks, and ask others to make a meaningful gift to support the dystonia community. Click here to check out the letter and learn more about how you can get involved! 
 
  
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DMRF Canada Accomplishments 2018
 
 
With your support, DMRF Canada accomplished a lot in 2018. From the launch of two different symposium events, to new investments into research, patient events in person and online, we've continued to grow our offering to meet the needs of the dystonia community.
 
Thanks to all of you who have supported our efforts. To read more about our accomplishments click here. 
 
Navigating our Mental Health & Wellbing, While Living with Dystonia 
Free Webinar Presentation:  February 13, 2019
 
We know that dystonia can be a challenging condition to live with, affecting different aspects of your life. Symptoms and anxiety and drepssion are common with a painful condition like dystonia.   On February 13, DMRF Canada will host a special webinar presentation with Mike Stroke, Founder of Starts with me.  Mike will provide the group with tips, tools and practices to cultivate a sense of agency to work with the challenges associated with dystonia. 
 
 
 
 
Starts with Me Self Care Guide  
 
Article ImageMike Stroh, Founder of Starts with Me, has developed a 'Self Care Guide'; a great resources that provides everyday practices to improve wellbing, promote resilieance, and nurture self compassion. 
 
Support Dystonia Research  
Give a gift that matters this holiday season. 
 
 
We receive no government funding, and are completely reliant on the generous donations of friends like you who allow us to do our work. Every little bit helps, and would be so appreciated. 
 
 
 
Your donation will support kids like four-year old Breylynn, and her Mom, Sarah-Anne.  They struggle with the challenges of dystonia every day, but Breylynn believes in a  happy future for her Mom (see Breylynn's drawing pictured below). To read Sarah-Anne's story, click here. 
 
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Clinical Trials for Dystonia 
You can be a part of dystonia research!
 
DMRF Canada is proud to support clinical trials on dystonia. If you would like to help support dystonia research by participating in a clinical trial, click here to find out how you can get involved! 
 
Upcoming Support Group Meetings and Events 
 
DMRF Canada is proud to connect patients with support groups around the country. Click here to find a group near you.  
 
 
 
 
 

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