FSH Society Honored as 2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit

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New GreatNonprofits.org Award is Based on Positive Online Reviews

We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit

The FSH Society announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2013 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2013 Nonprofit,” says June Kinoshita, Executive Director of the FSH Society. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including fundraising events from New York City to Irvine, California, and a very successful international research conference at M.I.T. We are thrilled by the show of support from many local communities.”

The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that the FSH Society received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “The FSH Society has been remarkable in promoting and securing funding for FSH research in the US and globally. They also provide great support and empower people with FSH to connect and share information and experiences proactively and positively.”

While the Top-Rated Awards run through the end of October, the FSH Society was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with the FSH Society have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community. To read reviews of the FSH Society, go to: http://greatnonprofits.org/org/facioscapulohumeral-society

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About the FSH Society

The FSH Society, founded in 1991 by two FSHD patients, is a world leader in combating muscular dystrophy. The non-profit has provided millions of dollars in seed grants to pioneering research worldwide, creating an international collaborative network of patients and researchers. The FSH Society seeks to serve as a source of information and support for all patients and families with FSHD; act as a driving force in the development of research directed towards treatments and ultimately a cure; and bring support to patients and research for FSHD through effective engagement of governmental and private sector organizations and entities. For five consecutive years, the Society has received the Charity Navigator’s four-star rating, the highest distinction held by less than four percent of non-profit organizations in the country. The FSH Society offers a community of support, news and information for FSHD patients and families through its website at http://www.fshsociety.org. For more information about FSHD, please contact the Society at 781-301-6649.

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