Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association

The National Foundation for Peroneal Muscular Atrophy (NFPMA) was incorporated in 1983 in Pennsylvania as a 501(c)(3) federally recognized charity. The original founder, Dr. Howard Shapiro, was, himself, a patient with CMT and when he began the organization. He hoped to create interest in the disorder within the medical community while also providing support to patients and families dealing with the little-known problem. From its inception, the NFPMA, now the CMTA, has continued that twofold concern by supporting research on the causes and possible cures for CMT and by focusing on patient education and support.