Joe Slay
Slay Communications LLC
4000 Hermitage Road
Richmond, Virginia 23227

Slay Communications Love Story


For 25 years, the nonprofit FightSMA, founded by Joe and Martha Slay, raised millions to defeat spinal muscular atrophy, the number-one inherited cause of infant death. The group funded SMA research at 45 universities in five countries, recruiting some of the best minds in science to the fight. In 2016, FightSMA saw its labor and that of other SMA organizations and families rewarded with the approval by the FDA of the first-ever drug for the treatment of SMA. And in that 25th year, Joe and Martha retired from the fight, and FightSMA closed its doors.