A SIOD Kure?

First Metro Bank is partnering with the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation to raise $30,000 in honor of Dwarfism Awareness Month.

SHOALS – First Metro Bank is partnering with the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation to raise $30,000 in honor of Dwarfism Awareness Month. Throughout the month of October, First Metro Bank is inviting community members to donate to the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation to fund SIOD research. 

The Kruzn for a Kure Foundation is a local non-profit organization which has acquired global recognition in its efforts to find a cure for Schimke Immuno Osseous Dysplasia (SIOD), a rare form of dwarfism.

Donations can be made through First Metro Bank’s service, First Metro Live, and any First Metro Bank ATM. First Metro Live is available Monday-Friday between 7:30am and 8pm. or Saturday from 7:30am-2pm. Simply touch the ATM screen to be connected with a First Metro Live Teller who will accept all donations. 

First Metro Bank is matching 50% of each donation up to $20,000 for a grand total of $30,000 to help reach the fundraising goal. 

Kyle and Jessica Davenport created the Kruzn for a Kure Foundation in 2016 after their children, Kruz and Paizlee, were diagnosed with the rare, genetic disease. All funds donated to the foundation are used to support SIOD research. One month of SIOD research funding is $30,000. 

“The Kruzn for a Kure Foundation is a cause that is near and dear to the heart of our First Metro Bank Family,” said Rodney Howard, First Metro Bank President and CEO. “We are excited to invite the community to support their efforts in finding a cure for SIOD.”