Friday, July 8, 2011

Help CURED Support Gastrointestinal Research at Feinberg

CURED (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease), an organization that supports the important eosiniophilic disease research of Drs. Nirmala Gonsalves and Ikuo Hirano at Feinberg, is one of 100 regional finalists in the 2011 Vivint Gives Back Project. This national online campaign will award $250,000 to the winning non-profit organization, and $100,000 to five regional charities throughout the United States and Canada.
You can cast your vote now for CURED. In addition to voting, supporters can also make online donations. On select days, Vivint will match these donations dollar-for-dollar—up to $50 per donor, and $2,500 per charity. Participants can vote for one finalist per day.

Started by the mother of a patient, CURED raises money for research of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). ALL proceeds raised from events go directly to research. EGIDs are a growing group of diseases where the eosinophils attack the gastrointestinal tract in response to foods eaten. Many children with EGIDs have extremely restricted diets and live on elemental formula. This organization is helping to find treatments and hopefully someday a cure.

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