The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation
The Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation is the only national non-profit organization focused on increasing research, education and awareness for Sjögren's Syndrome, a common, yet little known disease. Founded in 1983, the mission of the foundation is to help patients cope with their Sjögren's, increase awareness, and support Sjögren's research efforts.
Today, the Foundation:
- Spends over $400,000 annually for research initiatives.
- Oversees 80+ support groups throughout the United States and Canada.
- Conducts professional awareness initiatives and conferences to increase physicians, nurses and other healthcare professional’s knowledge of Sjögren's.
- Expands general awareness of Sjögren's by partnering with national and local media outlets.
- Manages three patient seminars a year for patients and their families
- Serves as the lead organization for all other Sjögren's groups, worldwide.
Women Make Movies
Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth is fiscally sponsored by Women Make Movies, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization. All donations made to this project are tax-deductible.
Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. The organization provides services to both users and makers of film and video programs, with a special emphasis on supporting work by women of color. Women Make Movies facilitates the development of feminist media through an internationally recognized Distribution Service and a Production Assistance Program.