Women for AMC Awareness - Helping Families
Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a disorder characterized by multiple joint contractures throughout the body. Children with AMC have a range of motion that is very limited or even fixed, especially in their arms and legs. AMC affects only 1 in 3000 babies born. With a condition so rare it’s easy to comprehend how alienated anyone with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) must feel. Each year, in different cities across the country, the Arthrogryposis Mulitplex Congenita Support Organization sponsors a conference where children, families, doctors and therapists gather to share knowledge, experiences and resources. For many, this is the only opportunity to meet and talk with others who are facing similar obstacles.
Women for AMC Awareness is an organization of women committed to promote awareness and understanding for those who struggle with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita on a daily basis, to enlist community involvement, to enable families and children with AMC to access the support of doctors, patients and families in similar situations. Our purpose is to help raise money to subsidize our annual convention. This includes bringing professionals, doctors, and therapists to speak as well as assist with the travel expenses for families that may otherwise not be able to attend the yearly conference.
The 1st Annual AMC Women’s Evening will be held on Friday, May 30, 2008 and will be a gathering of women with food & wine, a silent auction & raffle to benefit families of AMC.