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Consider Including the TMJA in Your Financial Planning

We were recently contacted by Tom P. who informed us that he was including The TMJ Association (TMJA), in his financial planning. Tom wrote the following for us to share with our readers:

The Scoop on TMD Pharmaceuticals

Let's say the National Institutes of Health just handed us a multi-million dollar grant to get to the bottom of TMD and find a cure once and for all. I mean, we could start handing out heating pads left and right, but that kind of relief can only get us so far. Whenever I try a different form of therapy or medication, I like to think about the biology, right down to the cellular and molecular level. Why are the cells that make up my jaw region being such jerks?

Join Us AT TMJ Cafe

The TMJ Association is pleased to partner with Inspire to bring you the TMJ Cafe, a free online support network and discussion community for those with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). We invite you to meet others like you, share experiences and tips for getting through the day, and give and receive support.

Sustained and Repeated Mouth Opening Leads to Development of Painful Temporomandibular Disorders Involving Macrophage/Microglia Activation in Mice

Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is a set of heterogeneous musculoskeletal conditions involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or the masticatory muscles. Up to 33% of the population has had at least one symptom of TMD with 5-10% of them requiring treatment. Common symptoms include limited jaw movement, joint sound, and pain in the orofacial area. Once TMD becomes chronic, it can be debilitating with comorbidities that greatly reduce one's overall quality of life. However, the underlying mechanism of TMD is unclear due to the multicausative nature of the disease.

Prevalence of TMD in Sjӧgren Syndrome Patients

Sjӧgren's Syndrome seems to play a role in temporomandibular joint disorders.

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  • Jul 23, 2018

The TMJ Association is the only patient advocacy organization fighting for the best science that will lead to a greater understanding of Temporomandibular and related disorders and safe and effective treatments. We cannot change the face of TMJ without YOU. Make a tax-deductible contribution today! The TMJ Association, Ltd. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Donate Online

With our online donation service, Give Direct. All financial transactions are encrypted using a secure server to protect your privacy. Also, you may donate via Paypal.

Donate By Check

We are excited to receive your donations by check. To make it easier we provide a PDF form for you to use. Download the (pdf) form. Donation details are on the form.

Corporate Programs

Corporate Matching

Many companies have a matching charitable contribution program. Click here to see if your company will match your contribution to the TMJA.

Corporate Donor Programs/United Way

These programs are a great way to show your support for the TMJA's mission. Simply write in The TMJ Association on your donor form.

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Federal Employees

If you are a federal government employees, please  designate The TMJ Association as your charity. Our  Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) # is 12102.

We all know one federal employee. Ask your postal carrier if he or she has a special charity. If not, you may educate them about the needs of TMJ patients, and ask them to designate the TMJA as their charity with CFC#12102. Also, you may have family memers or freinds serving in the military who would welcome the opportunity to support us.

State Employees

If you are a state government employees in California, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin please designate a gift by writing The TMJ Association on your state governement donation form.

Other Ways to Donate Online

AmazonSmile

If you purchase items from Amazon you can now help raise money for The TMJ Association with every purchase.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to The TMJ Association. It's like regular Amazon but with the wonderful opportunity to help raise money for us.

Tobi

Donate money to The TMJ Association by shopping with Tobi! Tobi will donate 1% of your eligible purchases to The TMJ Association. Customers get 50% off their first order! Start shopping and raising money for TMJA by clicking here!

iGive

With over 700 stores in the iGive Mall, access to hundreds of exclusive coupons, free shipping deals and sales, iGive is the smart way to shop. Up to 26% of each purchase benefits The TMJ Association at no cost to you! Join iGive at www.iGive.com/TMJA.

Facebook Causes

Support the TMJA on Facebook Causes.

eBay Giving Works

Buy and sell on eBay Giving Works to support The TMJ Association. As a seller, you can opt for a portion of your sale to be donated to The TMJ Association. As buyers, you can look for items that support a great cause! Click here to shop or sell on eBay to support The TMJ Association.

Goodshop

We’ve partnered with  Goodshop to help you save while you shop! Goodshop finds you the best deals on the internet -- coupons from all your favorite stores.

Donate By Searching! What Could Be Easier?

Use GoodSearch.com for your next internet search and enter TMJ Association under “Who Do You GoodSearch For?” Every time you use GoodSearch money is generated for The TMJ Association. Every completed search raises approximately $0.01 for us! And since GoodSearch is powered by Yahoo, you will get proven, high-quality search results.

Donate Your Vehicle

The TMJA participates in the vehicle donation program for nonprofits. Click here to learn more.

Planned Giving

Consider a planned gift to The TMJ Association. Planned giving takes into careful consideration both your family's financial needs and your personal charitable goals, allowing you to leave a portion of your assets to The TMJ Association in your will, trust, beneficiary designation in your retirement accounts, insurance contract or planned gift arrangement.

Bequests

Simply name the TMJ Association as a beneficiary of a sum of money, or a percentage of your estate in your will or living trust. This revocable gift allows you the flexibility to revise your wishes over time as life circumstances change.
Sample Bequest Language 

  • Specific: I give $ _____ (number spelled out) to The TMJ Association, present address at P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770.
  • Fraction: I give The TMJ Association _____ % (fraction spelled out) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts, to The TMJ Association, present address at P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770.
  • Residual: I give the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, after the payment of all specified bequests, expenses, taxes, and debts to The TMJ Association, present address at P.O. Box 26770, Milwaukee, WI 53226-0770.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a low-cost, simple way to make a significant planned gift. Do you have a life insurance policy that you no longer need now that your children out of college and on their own? Name The TMJ Association as a partial, contingent, full beneficiary or even the owner of your policy.

Retirement Assets

Designate The TMJ Association as a full or partial beneficiary of your qualified retirement plan (IRA, 401(k), 403(b)) using a beneficiary form. 

The above information is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice please consult an attorney or tax advisor. Examples are for hypothetical purposes only and are subject to change. 

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Learn How We Put Your Contributions to Work

The TMJ Association, Ltd. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. A copy of the annual financial report of The TMJ Association can be obtained by contacting: Mr. David Hilker, CPA, Hilker Associates, P.O. Box 511454, Milwaukee, WI 53203-0251.

The TMJ Association, Ltd. participates in GuideStar, the online standard for nonprofit accountability.

For FLORIDA residents: “A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE”

The Florida registration number for the TMJ Association in Florida is CH18762, and the contact information for the Division of Consumer Services is 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) and www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com.