Thursday, July 15, 2010

What An Amazing Week for Eosinophilic Disorders and Food Allergies in General!

WOW! What a week full of amazingly wonderful news!  First, the top 200 charities were announced in Chase Community Giving on Tuesday, July 13th.  Out of 500,000 charities that entered, APFED (American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders), CURED (Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease) and Kids With Food Allergies were ALL voted into the top 200 and they will receive $20,000 EACH.  That is $40,000 for Eosinophilic Disorders and a total of $60,000 to benefit food allergies in general!!  Every vote really did count in this one and it was a real nail-biter, but thankfully it was also a huge success! 

Well, the good news doesn't stop there!  On July 14th, there was a phenomenal NIH press release: "NIH Expands Food Allergy Research Program Consortium of Food Allergy Research Renewed With a Five-Year, $29.9 Million Grant!"  That now also includes research into Eosinophilic Esophagitis and Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disorders via CHOP, Cincinnati Children's, and University of Colorado, Denver, which have the leading Drs in the field treating & researching EE/EGID!  WOOHOO!  This is truly a week to celebrate, as EoE (formerly called EE) and EGID are finally going to get the funding for research that they have needed and deserved all along.  

Here is the link to the NIH press release for the full story:

I just had to share this news.  I hope it puts a big a smile on your faces as it has on mine!  :-)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this awesome news. It shows are votes really do make a difference.