theGSF and Santa Barbara Wealth Management Firm Join Forces to Raise Funds For SMA

Mission Wealth Management, LLC aims to raise $10,000 towards research for a cure for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation ( at the Santa Barbara International Marathon on November 10, 2012.

SMA is the number one genetic killer of infants and young children. Currently, there is no treatment and no cure to help children suffering from this degenerative disease which hinders their ability to walk, stand, eat, speak, breathe, and swallow.

In fact, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has identified SMA as a “model disease” because any advance in SMA genetic research has the potential to directly impact the treatment or cure of more than 600 other diseases, including muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Mission Wealth Management is joining Team GSF and their clients, the Strong family, to help raise money for research towards a cure. “In working with the Strong family with their personal financial planning, we became aware of their mission with the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation,” said Seth Streeter, Co-Founder and President of Mission Wealth Management, LLC. “We were so moved by their tremendous passion and commitment that we wanted to show our support by participating in the upcoming Santa Barbara International Marathon to help raise funds and awareness for this most worthy cause. We invite the whole community to join us in what will be a very special day.”

The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation was created by the Strong family’s first-hand experience with SMA when their daughter Gwendolyn was diagnosed with Type I at 6-months of age. Mission Wealth Management hopes to raise $10,000 for Team GSF and the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation.

“We are incredibly honored that Mission Wealth Management, a leader in our business community, has been inspired to run for the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in the Santa Barbara Marathon this November,” said Bill Strong, founder of the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation. “Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a brutal terminal disease that robs children of the ability to move. We think there is something unbelievably profound about people challenging themselves physically to help those who are physically challenged, and we are thrilled that the Mission Wealth Management team is lacing up alongside us in November to help change the future of SMA. Never give up.”

For more information about the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, please visit To donate to Team GSF and help contribute towards Mission Wealth Management’s $10,000 goal, please visit

About The Gwendolyn Strong Foundationhe Gwendolyn Strong Foundation (theGSF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing global awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), the number one genetic killer of young children, accelerating research focused on ending this cruel disease, and supporting families impacted by SMA and other life-altering conditions. theGSF is an all-volunteer organization, meaning 100 percent of your donation goes toward fulfilling our mission. For more information about the Gwendolyn Strong Foundation, please visit

About Mission Wealth Management
Mission Wealth Management was founded on a vision to empower affluent families to pursue their financial dreams. Striving to offer something different from what other financial services firms were providing, Mission Wealth Management’s founding principles included objective advice, proactive financial planning, and coordination with other professional advisors, including accountants, attorneys, and bankers. Mission Wealth Management does not sell any internal products; therefore, the recommendations they make are solely in the client’s best interests. Their client-centric planning process acknowledges clients and their needs to keep them on track and provide peace of mind. Mission Wealth Management’s team coordinates with professional advisors to ensure effective integration of all financial decisions. Today Mission Wealth Management helps hundreds of families achieve their financial dreams by managing their wealth. For more information on Mission Wealth Management, please visit

Securities offered through National Planning Corporation (NPC) member FINRA, SIPC. Advisory services offered through Mission Wealth Management, LLC (MWM), a Registered Investment Advisor. NPC, MWM and theGSF are separate and unrelated entities.    

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