Something really amazing happened today. An anonymous donor pledged a $250K matching gift to the Biome Genome Research Initiative!! The generosity and kindness of this person truly touched me when i was told about it this afternoon.
Especially in an economy where we hear stories of people's financial hardships so often, that someone came forward to support this project in such a generous and unselfish spirit is a wonderful surprise.
This really ups the ante as far as our fund-raising efforts are concerned. Because it is a matching grant, we could conceivably raise over half a million dollars for this research. Just writing that amount is wild!
So please, if you can think of anyone - family/friends/coworkers - who might possibly be able to donate even as little as $50, please pass on this news by directing potential donors to www.pedsibd.org where they can donate online or by mail. This is a challenge I know we can meet, together, and I'm so excited to be able to share it with you.