This year marks the fourth international World FSHD Day--and the fourth anniversary of introducing FSHD Orange to our product line. Our first batch of the Card Wallet with Cash Pocket in FSHD Orange released June 20, 2016, was very small, and we weren't sure if we would produce it again. Due to the overwhelming response, it quickly became part of our standard colorway. Currently, FSHD Orange is the top-selling color in the iPhone Case and very popular in all wallets.
Since our founding in 2015 we have supported the FSHD Society in its mission to help the millions of patients and family members affected by FSHD through education, outreach and funding scientific and medical research. The beginnings of our company are deeply rooted in founder Curtis Calder's diagnosis with FSHD in 2013.
There are many ways you can join us in supporting the FSHD Society today, including:
Spread awareness on social media.
Join us in posting to your social channels about World FSHD Day by sharing an Orange Slice Selfie in honor of those with FSHD who cannot smile -- don’t forget to use the hashtag #WorldFSHDDay. <-- See our Anson Calder team with their smiles
Donate directly to the FSHD Society
Purchase an Anson Calder product.
Because a portion of every Anson Calder purchase is donated to the FSHD Society, each time you shop with us you are giving hope to the millions of patients and family members affected by this debilitating degenerative disease.
Double your support for the FSHD Society by purchasing a wallet in FSHD Orange. Each time someone asks about your wallet it helps spread awareness and support for FSHD research.
Five Facts about FSHD:
- FSHD is one of the most common diseases of the muscle and is the most common form of muscular dystrophy—a condition where skeletal muscles progressively weaken.
- FSHD gets its name from the muscles where the weakness is the most noticeable: Face (facio), back (scapula), and upper arms (humeral), but the disease also affects other muscles.
- FSHD affects men, women and children worldwide. It is equally prevalent in both sexes and has no particular racial, geographic or ethnic distribution.
- There is no treatment or cure for FSHD — but we are a part of that solution and investing to find a cure.
- FSHD is genetic (50% chance of inheritance), but it also occurs sporadically in up to 30% of those diagnosed.