The fight against SMA: winner of Fluidra Day

The fight against SMA: winner of Fluidra Day

The jury of our “Thanks to you, they’re better off” contest chose three winning entries, which will each be awarded €3,000. Today we will look at the initiative run by Associació ForçAME, an entry submitted by Alberto del Hoyo from Sacopa.

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a neuromuscular disorder caused by a genetic defect characterized by progressive muscle wasting. ( . . . ) There is currently no cure or treatment for this disease, and babies affected by it have a life expectancy of between 12 and 14 months. SMA (. . . ) is not in the limelight and does not receive enough funding. (Alberto del Hoyo)

Fluidra‘s donation will go towards a project being conducted at Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, which aims to find out more about this disorder. SMA’s progression is unpredictable, which makes it impossible to develop a drug that is effective.

This project aims to improve doctors’ understanding of the disease’s complex nature with the aim of one day finding a cure.

Spinal muscular atrophy SMA

Alberto del Hoyo has also won a €300 Amazon gift voucher, as his proposal was chosen as one of the winning entries.

Fluidra would like to thank all those who took part and we hope that you will be encouraged to enter future contests!

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