Support Our Team, Gene Therapy

2018 Eversource Walk for Boston Children's Hospital

Sunday, June 10, 2018 | -161 Days to Go!

Team Captain:

Raised So Far: $1,055.00

Fundraising Goal: $10,000.00


Why We Walk

Team Roster Amount Raised

2018 Walk

Gene Therapy

We're fundraising on behalf of the amazing Gene Therapy program at Boston Children's Hospital
Although gene therapy is relatively new and often still considered experimental (clinical trial), it can provide a cure for life-threatening diseases that don’t respond well to other therapies (including immunodeficiencies, metabolic disorders, and relapsed cancers) and for acute conditions that currently rely on complex and expensive life-long medication and management (such as sickle cell disease and hemophilia).

To deliver these patients-specific treatments, the Gene Therapy program enables every step of the process, relying on a very diverse and multi-talented team of individuals. Transforming groundbreaking research into actual medicine is at the heart of the program. Here are our ongoing Gene Therapy Clinical Trials:

Sickle Cell Disease
X-linked Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID-X1)
Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS)
Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD)
Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD)
Hemophilia B
CAR T-cell therapy for relapsed B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Please consider a donation to support our fundraising efforts for the Gene Therapy program by joining our team or making a gift to one of our team members. We are stronger together!
With gratitude,
Team Captain

To learn about each trial, check the link below:
http://www.danafarberbostonchildrens.org/innovative-approaches/gene-therapy.aspx

 

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