Join me in helping kids!
On Sunday, October 6, I will be running a 5K to support research that saves the lives of kids who have some of the rarest forms of cancer and childhood illnesses like asthma, allergies and more.
(Details of past research funded by the race below).
This research is critical and finds treatments and care options for some of the most vulnerable pediatric patients around the world.
Your support means the world to patients and families who lean on leading-edge research to improve care and treatment options.
Thanks in advance for your support!
(If you'd like to run or walk, see you Sunday, Oct. 6!
RESEARCHERS FUNDED BY LAST YEAR'S RACE ARE:
- Investigating the effect of environmental exposures for children with pediatric asthma in the South Side of Chicago where childhood asthma rates eclipse the national average.
- Developing effective tools for diagnosing and predicting Clostridium difficile infection in children with cancer, which can be life-threatening for these vulnerable children.
- Studying whether cognitive behavioral therapy will help children who are suffering from depression and anxiety that often accompanies chronic abdominal pain associated with the Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS).
RESEARCHERS FUNDED IN 2016 AND 2017 ARE
- Developing a therapy for patients with tumors that don’t respond to normal treatment that works by suppressing or stimulating the immune system. This strategy will first be tested in neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants.
- Working to understand the cellular and genetic factors that cause improper development of the hollow structure that forms the brain and spinal cord—called the neural tube—which can lead to birth defects like spina bifida.
- Studying the effects of mild and repeated head injuries and concussions on young athletes.
- Building pediatric asthma care in underserved South Side communities where childhood asthma rates eclipse the national average.
- Expanding research on improving the long-term outcomes of children who survive critical illnesses.
- Determining if the gut bacteria of children with multiple food allergies differ from those of healthy children, leading to inflammation and, ultimately, allergic reactions.
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Fundraising Honor Roll
Ms. Alyssa Cieslak
Dr. Jessica Haddad
Ms. Ellen M. Clarke
Ms. Mollie Monaghan
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