Stone Circle Of Friends

to expedite a cure for
Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

Save the Date!

Art Deco Gala
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Saturday, April 25th
This year's gala is bringing together great musicians, dancers, and designers, exquisite food and spirited drinks, a fine jewelry mystery box raffle, and a silent auction. The theme is set in the early 1900's when MMD was first diagnosed. We have hired one of D.C.'S hottest swing bands, and the building will be decorated in the spirit of the elegant Art-Deco era. Early Hollywood films will be projected along the walls--there will be much to take in! This is a one-of-a-kind event designed for you to have a great time while benefiting those waiting for a cure for MMD.
Tom Leonard's Market Wishing Well Program
This Week Only!
 Wishing Well
 Tom Leonard's Market will match the amount of change that customers drop in their well and donate it to MMD research! They also promote our cause by having literature in their store and by posting our name and photo in this week's Style Magazine!!

As you may know advertising in magazines is VERY expensive and it is not where we will use your research donations. This is great exposure for our efforts!! Please visit Tom Leonards and say THANKS to Tom or Edward for their support and of course drop many coins in their well. Don't forget to make a wish!

It is a beautiful Market with wonderful and unusual products and lots of fun for the kids! Even if you can't make it this week, when you do please let them know how much you appreciate their support of our effort
Anna Pizzani Stands up to MMD! Girl Power!

Anna in SkirtAnna Pizzani appeared in the January issue of Skirt! Magazine in for her hard work in completing the 1 mile kids race in the Richmond Marathon! Anna is proud to have raised awareness and funds for children, like herself, who have been diagnosed with MMD. Anna inspired others to donate over $2,000.00!!!
Hello Facebook!

FacebookThanks to Joanna Rodriguez, we are happy to welcome over 550 facebook advocates that are helping to spread the news about MMD and Stone Circle of Friends by simply listing us as their featured cause!

We are an unusual non-profit as we give nearly 100% of your contributions directly to a lab that focuses on very promising research for MMD. This world renown lab happens to be at the University of Virginia! Non-profits are  only required to give 5% of their income to attain their stated goal. We want your donations to be at work as soon as possible!

Another unusual aspect about giving to Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy research is that it is predicted by top researchers that a treatment or a cure is likely to happen within the next decade! However, funding is a major  obstacle-- so your donations in any amount are needed.
Check out our events for 2009! Especially our biggest and best fundraiser, our annual Gala!
With great gratitude and hope for the future,

Edibell Stone
Co-founder of
Stone Circle of Friend
UVA Health
Todd Speaks
UVA Medical
  This past December
Dr. Mahadevan and
Todd Stone spoke to medical student's at UVA. They hoped to inspire students to consider research, specifically MMD research, as a career option...and as a way to make a difference in the world.
Many were interested in knowing more about MMD and were moved by Todd's film. I was happy to hear that almost all 200 plus students picked up an SCF awareness band after the lecture and there was dialogue about MMD and SCF in student blogs!!!
The professor has already scheduled our return for next year!!
Randy Blythe Summons "Medal Heads" with Ebay Auction

RandyThis is our most colorful story yet as Todd Stone and Randy Blythe, a heavy metal rock star of world wide proportions (Lamb Of God) are auctioning off Randy's Grammy medallion for MMD research. Randy has a big heart and a tremendous following. We are watching the bids on ebay now! Put in the word Randy and the auction comes up or click on Randy to the right. It ends February 7th. Definitely, do not miss Randy's pictures!