Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Countdown to a Cure - NephCure Foundation

I had the honor to attend and be a part of the Countdown to a Cure program held last night October 9 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor held by NephCure Foundation.

The NephCure Foundation is the only organization solely committed to seeking a cause and cure for two potentially devastating kidney conditions, Nephrotic Syndrome and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). NephCure is made up of patients, their families and friends, researchers, physicians and other healthcare professionals joining forces to create awareness and generate funding for research.

The disease generally strikes young children. Not all children respond to existing treatment, and those that do respond often have sever side effects. NephCure is seeking to discover the cause to these horrible diseases, and then find a cure.

I have had the privilege of being associated on a professional basis with NephCure over the last few years.