For more than 35 years, the CMTA has supported the CMT community and invested in the most promising treatment-oriented research. The CMT community has been with us every step of the way. That is why, when we embarked on refreshing our logo and visual identity, we reached out to members of the CMTA’s community for input and guidance on how best to showcase our mission, goals and the people we serve.
Community members responded loud and clear. Words like “progress” and “momentum” came up time and time again. The word “community” and the sense these members had about being a part of a close-knit family has never been stronger. One called the CMTA “a beacon of hope,” explaining, “Through STAR, we have seen so much progress in research that the hope for a cure is real!” Another member commented, “We feel a part of a community that is actively working with the CMTA to end this disease.”
The CMTA’s new logo, which we are revealing for the first time in the Spring 2019 issue of The CMTA Report, is only the third version in our 35-year history. We believe our updated look captures the progress of our Strategy to Accelerate Research (STAR) and the dedication of our unwavering supporters who have backed us every step of the way. The STAR and its arch, which have been a part of the CMTA’s logo since 2008, have been rotated forward to highlight more than a decade of progress and breakthroughs in CMT research. The STAR shines brightly, its vibrant orange representing the energy and exuberance of the CMT community.
“Through STAR and our incredibly generous and engaged members, encouraging advancements have been made in the development of treatments for CMT,” said Amy Gray, CEO of the CMTA. “Our new logo represents our promise of even more breakthroughs at an accelerated pace. We will not rest until we put an end to CMT.”
The launch of the new logo follows yet another landmark year of research progress. With more than 20 pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners, the world’s top CMT scientists collaborating through STAR, and a community powering our efforts, the CMTA is leading the way to a world without CMT.
In addition to a new logo, the CMTA will be launching a new website later this year. Stay tuned for more information in the near future.
CMTA Logos Through the Years
A contest for the first logo was announced in the Fall 1994 CMTA Report and the winning design was announced in Spring 1995 CMTA Report.
The CMTA’s Strategy to Accelerate Research (STAR) was launched in 2008 and the STAR logo first appeared in April 2008. The STAR logo has been updated to a stand-alone star for 2019.
The original logo was replaced with a version that incorporated the star in the 2010 web redesign. The new logo appeared in the January/February 2011 CMTA Report.