About Catherine Gaynor

Mom to beautiful Sophia.... SMA Type 1

UFC vs SMA Fight Night 1/31/15

UFC vs. SMA Fight Night is gearing up to be a great event!!!! Please join us at UFC Gym Long Island in New Hyde Park NY on January 31, 2015. UFC Gym Long Island is teaming up with SCF to "FIGHT SMA" !!!!  The event will be a charity event with all proceeds going to The Sophia's Cure Foundation it will consist of UFC gym staff pairing off for some BJJ superfights as well as boxing and wrestling demos. Some of the fights include: Coach Tommy vs Coach Mike P Coach NJ vs Coach Kevin Coach … [Read more...]

First child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy has been injected with AAV9 Gene Therapy..

We are proud to announce that the first child in the Gene Therapy Program was injected just over 30 days ago. Sophia's Cure Foundation was present for this monumental day. We are looking forward to more children receiving this treatment in the near future. Thank you to Nationwide and AveXis !! We were so honored to watch history in the making, 5 years of emotions came to a head at the moment we heard "its done" Vinny and I both looked at each other and burst into uncontrollable tears......tears … [Read more...]

Amazon Smile and Sophia’s Cure Foundation team up to beat SMA!!!

We are excited to partner with AMAZON SMILE....now if you shop through AMAZON SMILE 5% of your purchase will be given back to SCF to help fight SMA!!! Just click here and start SHOPPING!!! Thank you for your supporting Spinal Muscular Atrophy!! … [Read more...]


FDA APPROVED.....we are happy to be able to share this news with you. 1,631 days ago our Sophia was diagnosed with SMA Type 1.......That same day in the living room of our small home in Wantagh, NY The Sophia's Cure Foundation was born. This has been a long, hard road; and yet one of the most rewarding journeys of our lives. We never gave up hope, we never stopped believing.  Thousands and thousands of you have stood by us, with your bake sales, collection cans, Marathon runs, Walks, Duck Races, … [Read more...]

Santa visits Sophia……

An amazing family friend contacted Santa and told him all about Sophia. Immediately upon hearing about what a special little girl she is he requested to visit Sophia at her home!!! Sophia loves Santa....loves the stories and the decorations and just the symbolism that Santa gives .....not just presents but gives his heart and time and love!!!! Santa to Sophia is not just about getting presents.....its about showing love, taking that extra time for a hug, or another story even though you read ten … [Read more...]

Daily News Article

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Wantagh -Seaford Patch supports Sophia’s cure

http://wantagh.patch.com/articles/steamfitters-uniting-to-find-cure-for-wantagh-girl-battling-spinal-muscular-atrophy … [Read more...]

A Night For a Cure

August is SMA AWARENESS MONTH.....Please join us for a cocktail fundraising party on Thursday August 16, from 7-11pm. Help us end SMA!!!! Click here for more details and registration info!!!!  EVENT … [Read more...]

Golf for a Cure in honor of Nathan Banjany!!

SCF is so excited about the 2nd annual Golf Event in honor of Nathan Banjany, hosted by GMM Consulting, Cuhaci and Peterson, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc and Terracon.  We cannot thank them enough for supporting SMA. Come on out and join us Friday Oct 19 at Huntington Hills Golf Club in Lakeland FL. Tons of sponsorship opportunities…. For more information or to register online click here. Hope to see you all there!!!! … [Read more...]

Its Fun to Beeeee Threeeee…………

Sophia turned 3 on February 27 2012.....We  feel so blessed every milestone we reach with our little girl. When she turned 2, I think we felt like a big weight had been lifted (she had reached a milestone that the Dr.s said she never would make) so this last year has really been amazing. She has beaten the odds and loving her life on HER terms!!!! And we are so lucky to be along for this amazing ride!!!! This past weekend we had Sophia's Birthday party (in true Sophia Style.... ;) at Nunley's … [Read more...]

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