These groups are focused on helping to advance research and raise awareness to LGMD2I. Because the LGMD2i Research Fund does not accept donations, we recommend that you visit the website of our LGMD2I partners and talk to their founding members to learn more and decide if you want to make a donation and help advance LGMD2I research.

The CureLGMD2i Foundation (previously known as the Samantha J Brazzo Foundation)


The CureLGMD2i Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the parents of Samantha Brazzo, who is living with LGMD2I. The Foundation’s goals are to raise funds for LGMD2I research and to increase awareness about the disease. Since 2011, CureLGMD2i has often partnered with us to fund projects that speed up development of therapies for LGMD2I and projects to raise awareness.

The Stevenson Family Fund

The Stevenson Family Fund was established in 2011 as a non-profit Fund to support research for treatments and a cure for LGMD2I. The Stevenson Family has a son, Carter, affected by LGMD2I. The Fund has worked closely with its partners, including LGMD2i Research Fund, to foster research and treatments for LGMD2I. The Stevenson Family Fund’s efforts have led to the support of key pre-clinical research, development of novel mouse models, and the advancement of potential new treatments for LGMD2I.

McColl-Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy


The McColl-Lockwood Laboratory for Muscular Dystrophy was established in 2006 with support from the Carolinas Muscular Dystrophy Research Endowment, which was created by the McColl and Lockwood families as well as the Carolinas HealthCare Foundation. The laboratory is one of the leading facilities in the world dedicated to finding a cure for LGMD2I.