Conley Cushing’s Disease Fund

Dedicated to serving the patients and families of Cushing’s Disease and assisting medical professionals in early diagnosis.

The Conley Cushing's Disease Fund was established on July 17, 2014 and is fiscally sponsored by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The funds raised will be used in part to create awareness and advocacy for patients and their loved ones who are suffering from this disease as well as support institutions and organizations focused on research and treatment surrounding Cushing’s Disease.

Conley Cushing’s Disease Fund

About Marie Conley

After more than two years of symptoms that didn’t seem connected (including four bouts of bronchitis, pneumonia, strep, shingles, a fractured hip, a “hump” on my back between my shoulder blades, a mysterious umbilical hernia and foot problem as well unexplained weight gain of over 70 pounds in less than 15 months), I finally had an answer to what was causing my body to go into a downward spiral. I had seen 10 different specialists and had hundreds of tests. Now even though the diagnosis was devastating, at least we had a name for it.

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