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Going Forward: DMRF Canada February 2020 E-Newsletter
 
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Join Us at the 2020 Brain Health Fair 
 
The 2020 Brain Health Fair will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on April 30, 2020. This fair is an opportunity for dystonia patients to learn more about movement disorders and meet volunteers from our Toronto Support Group. Click here to read about the event.
 
 
 
 
 
  
Montreal Symposium - March 28, 2020
 
DMRF Canada will be hosting a French-language Symposium. Medical experts will discuss the latest advancements in dystonia research. Click here to learn more and to register today.
 
 
Call for Volunteers: 
Edmonton Casino
 
The Edmonton Casino will be held April 22-23, 2020. This event requires at least 35 volunteers, and each volunteer, in time and effort, raises the equivalent of $2,000! Click here for further details and to sign up today.
 
 
 Our 20/20 Vision 
The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is looking forward to a full and productive year in 2020, thanks to the generosity of supporters like you. Each new year provides the opportunity to reflect on the past and set intentions for the future. We look forward to continuing to provide the resources, support, and funding for research that will bring us closer to our goals. 
 
2020 Jackson Mooney Patient Grant 
 
An Education Grant Valued at $5000.00
 
The Jackson Mooney Dystonia Patient Grant provides financial assistance for dystonia patients who are interested in furthering their education to meet their career objectives. Letters of interest are due April 15, 2020. If you know anyone who would benefit from this grant, please pass this information on to them. Click here to learn about application requirements.
 
 
What's New on Our Website: 
 
This year, DMRF Canada is focused on investigating additional resources for the dystonia community. Our website now includes new information about the following:
Stay tuned for more information and updates to come!
 
 
Dystonia Support Groups:  Updates 
 
DMRF Canada welcomes new leaders to the Dystonia Support Group network. 
 
Winnipeg Support Group: Welcome Jennifer Lovell, the new leader of the Winnipeg Support Group. You can contact Jennifer at manitobadystonia@gmail.comBarbara Crow, the former leader of the Winnipeg Support Group, has retired. On behalf of all of us at DMRF Canada we thank Barbara for her 25 years of support and service! 
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Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Support Group: Welcome Stephanie Alldred, the new co-leader, joining Shirley Lee for the (GTA) Support Group. The Group has a new e- mail: dystoniatoronto@gmail.com; and now has a Facebook page. Click here to join.
 
 
 
Save the Date! 
 
Chuck's 5K Run, Walk, Wheel for Dystonia will be held on May 31, 2020 in High Park, Toronto, Ontario.  Participants can join from anywhere in Canada with our exciting new 'Remote Runner' feature this year! Stay tuned for more details to come in the following weeks. 
 
We Need Your Help: DRMF Canada is encouraging you to reach out to your networks and employers for help with prizing and/or sponsorship opportunities of this important event. Click here to download a sponsorship kit. Please email info@dystoniacanada.org for more details. 
 
 
 
´╗┐Upcoming Support Group Meetings
 
DMRF Canada is proud to connect patients with support groups around the country. Click here to find a support group in your area. 
 
Below you will find upcoming support group meetings scheduled for February and March 2020.
 
February Meetings
 
 
March Meetings: 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
Save The Dates
 
 
 
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