Fight SMA Southwest - Desiree's Buddies

Mailing Address: PO Box 30742, Albuquerque, NM 87109
County of Location: Bernalillo
Phone: (505) 867-5459
NTEE Code: B- Education, E- Health Care, G- Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines, H- Medical Research, P- Human Services
Mission Statement:

To strategically accelerate research toward treatment and a cure for spinal muscular atrophy, a deadly crippler and the number-one inherited genetic cause of infant death.

Primary Programs:

Support and networking for families afflicted with SMA in the form of education and how to obtain services.

Billboards to spread awareness.

National and State Conferences where we meet with researchers from all over the world to obtain current research updates.

Lobbing efforts the past 5 years in the US Congress.

Fundraisers like: Golf Tournaments, raffles, Bingo, 5K runs.

Talks at Churches about SMA.

Our plan is to create some pamphlets to leave in local hospitals to spread awareness to the public about SMA.

Populations Served: All Populations
Counties Served: Statewide, Bernalillo, Sandoval
Year Founded:


Annual Budget: $24,999 or less
Personnel: All Volunteer
Executive Director:

Karin Vallo

Accepts inquiries: Accepts inquiries about volunteering, Accepts inquiries about board member positions
Nonprofit Status: Is registered as a Nonprofit Corporation with the State of New Mexico, Is fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

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