• About Jumpin’ for Jazz

    About Jumpin’ for Jazz

    Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Jumpin' for Jazz, Inc. is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to improving the lives of children suffering from Friedreich's ataxia, ensuring quality care for all and empowering research organizations to find the cure.

What is Friedreich’s Ataxia?

– An inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system.
– Named after the physician Nicholaus Friedreich, who first described the condition in the 1860s.
– “Ataxia” refers to coordination problems such as clumsy or awkward movements and unsteadiness, occurs in many different diseases and conditions.
– The ataxia of Friedreich’s ataxia results from the degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord and of nerves that control muscle movement in the arms and legs.
– Friedreich’s ataxia, although rare, is the most prevalent inherited ataxia, affecting about one in every 50,000 people in the United States. Males and females are affected equally.

*Retrieved From National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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2020 Jumpin’ for Jazz Benefit Concert Cancelled

Dear Friends:

We regret that the Jumpin’ for Jazz benefit concert has been cancelled this year due to the ongoing risks associated with the pandemic we are all struggling with during these times. If you can, please remember Jumpin’ for Jazz with your donations. You can safely donate on this site which is through PayPal.

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