Glee‘s Max Adler life has been greatly affected by FSH Muscular Dystrophy as both his mother and his grandmother suffered from the debilitating disease.
And as no treatment or cure has yet to be proven, there’s a chance he can be at risk, too.
That’s why the 30-year-old has teamed up with FSH Society — and some of TV and Broadway’s brightest stars — to bring awareness and raise funds for this disease that affects so many.
And it’s all going down just in time for Halloween this Sunday at the second annual Ghostly Gala to Vanish FSH Muscular Dystrophy in El Lay!
In a video obtained by People explaining the event, Adler shared:
“FSH is a form of Muscular Dystrophy that I have been affected by directly. Both my grandmother and my mother suffered from it … The disease can easily be passed down through genetics, there is a chance that my brother or I could be affected as well. Currently, there is no treatment or cure that has been proven to beat this disease but scientists and researchers are working very hard and we are super close.”
And in case you’re unfamiliar with the effects of the disease, he explained:
“The disease, FSH stands for Fascioscapulohumeral, means it deteriorates your muscles in the upper body, shoulders and face, and robs those affected of their ability to grasp things, lift things, smile, wink, drink through a straw, etc.”
Find out how you can rub elbows with people like Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik, Switched at Birth‘s Katie Leclerc, and Vampire Diaries‘ Kayla Ewell in the video HERE.
The actor added:
“The best part is the event will be livestreamed across the globe so people can feel like they are in the room even if they are in a different country. The goal of this event is to raise awareness about what this disease is, raise money to hopefully find a treatment or cure as soon as possible, and with any luck, create the Muscular Dystrophy telethon for the next generation.”
More info outlining how to help in the fight can be found HERE.
[Image via Daniel Tanner/WENN.]