Did you know that we are in the middle of our very first official fundraiser? Infusion nurse Cassie Lee from our Atlanta site will be running for Peds IBD in this year's NYC Marathon! Not an easy thing for a new non-profit and the many twists/turns along the way have been an amazing learning experience so far.
Over the summer we developed a strong proposal and applied for funding to create a Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program that will give doctors around the country and around the world access to information specifically about Pediatric IBD.
We're also in the middle of a multimedia collaboration with the Benson Henry Mind Body Institute to let children with IBD and their parents know how helpful it can be to relax. We've learned that you can get real benefits from just 10 minutes a day.
And the Biome Genome Research Project - this has the potential to turn the treatment of IBD as we know it on its ear. The project focuses on identifying the triggers that cause inflammation in children with IBD. This research gives real hope of developing revolutionary new treatments that will alter the triggers instead of surpressing the immune system. How amazing will that be!
I hope you visit this blog again soon. Remember to share your thoughts in the comments section and in no time at all we'll have some great conversations around our virtual water cooler.