BG DECA to work with Conneaut 4th graders as part of Cure JM campaign


BG DECA announced an additional event as a component of their year-long PR Campaign for Cure JM, a campaign mission which aims to raise awareness on Juvenile Myositis and the Cure JM Foundation. The BG DECA Senior Chapter members will partner with Ms. Miller’s 4th grade Conneaut students on Feb. 7th.

This campaign is personal to the DECA chapter because it will honor senior DECA member Kloe Atwood and junior Bobcat Makenzie Maxey, who both have JM. During the collaboration, Kloe and Mackenzie will present to their classmates about the struggles associated with living with JM and seniors will partner with 4th graders for reading time. Children’s books about students overcoming challenges have been provided by the Wood County Public Library. This will be a light-hearted, educational opportunity to have the 4th graders interact with senior students.

Additionally, on Feb. 7th students will make fleece blankets together and learn about a non-profit organization called “Fleece and Thank You”. The blankets will be sent to children’s hospitals to give to kids who are struggling with diseases such as JM.

The Cure JM PR campaign targets the Bowling Green community in an effort to raise awareness for the Cure JM Foundation. This foundation supports affected families, and funds research to find a cure to this disease. Juvenile Myositis (JM), is a rare and life-threatening autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own cells and tissues. Estimates from various studies suggest that between 1 and 5 children per million will develop this disease each year, which illustrates its rarity.

Interested parties can learn more about the Cure JM Foundation at

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, management, hospitality and finance. The Bowling Green DECA chapter is a satellite of Penta Career Center.