Local Softball Player With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Inspires Others
Novartis Gene Therapies SMA Screening for Newborns
Madison Smith, along with her parents, talk with 6 in The Mix about life on the diamond and how she has managed to look past her time in a wheelchair to succeed.
SMA newborn screening is vital for early diagnosis and treatment to prevent disease progression, and yet, it is not implemented in all 50 states. Learn more from SMA families and doctors on this important initiative.
Madison in the News & Having Fun
Celebrate steps toward curing SMA at Gala of Hope
Look back on six years of milestones and memories as Cure SMA hosts its Gala of Hope.
The evening, which supports spinal muscular atrophy, takes place Nov. 16 at W Fort Lauderdale, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Themed Reflections, the rooftop cocktail hour begins at 7 p.m. The main event will follow at 8:30 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with South Florida tastemakers and influencers. They’ll also enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, raffles and live entertainment.
During the evening, Chad Everett and Jacqueline Johnson will each be presented with the Champion for SMA Award for their longtime support of the organization.