Our mission is to find treatments for Nemaline Myopathy.

Nemaline Myopathy

is a group of congenital, hereditary neuromuscular disorders that cause muscle weakness, generally nonprogressive, of varying severity where severe forms show up to 66% mortality rates before the age of two. It is considered one of the most severe muscle conditions of childhood. Currently no treatments or disease modifying therapies exist for nemaline myopathy and few potential candidate drugs have been identified.

Our Foundation

A Foundation Building Strength is a non–profit organization dedicated to finding treatments for Nemaline Myopathy.

We do this by funding research aimed at understanding protein function and disease progression, prerequisites to regulatory approval such as natural history, and gene expression and editing such as CRISPR, exon skipping, gene therapy, and related approaches.


Upcoming Events

  • Eversource Hartford Marathon

    October 12

    Sign up as a fundraiser and runner and join Team AFBS at the Eversource Hartford Marathon on October 12, 2019. Your...

  • TCS New York City Marathon

    November 3

    AFBS is proud to be selected as an official charity partner of the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon. Five individuals...