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Support the CRFC on Giving Tuesday!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have arrived, but are you prepared for Giving Tuesday?

This December 2nd is Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving back or helping charities and other organizations. It’s a day to turn our attention away from shopping and presents and think about how we as individuals can make a difference.

We at the Choroideremia Research Foundation Canada hope you will consider making a much-needed donation to the CRFC this Tuesday.  There has been amazing progress in the search for a CHM cure over the last few years, with significant advances in the UK, the US, and soon in Canada at the University of Alberta.  The gene replacement therapy trial at U of A is funded in part by the CRFC.  But even once the clinical phase of the trial begins, there will be much work still to do, and we need your help and generosity to get it done.

Your support can help give the gift of sight to those afflicted with CHM.  To donate to the Choroideremia Research Foundation Canada, click on the donate button on the right-hand side of the page.

Thank you and Happy Holidays from the CRFC!

“Pie in the Eye for CHM” Challenge hits Facebook!

A very special thanks from the CRFC to Stephanie Raymond-Carrier for starting a new Facebook charity drive in support of choroideremia research!

Stephanie lives in Quebec and has a husband and daughter affected by choroideremia. Please check out their “Pie in the Eye for CHM” challenge video, and if you like it, share on facebook and donate by clicking on the button on the right-hand side of this page!

You must be logged into Facebook to see the video.  You can also see the video by clicking here

 

For an update on the upcoming Canadian human trials at the University of Alberta, click here

The first  Canadian gene therapy trial for an eye disease will begin in Edmonton later this year. It is a potential treatment for men with choroideremia. The research team at the University of Alberta, led by Dr. Ian MacDonald, has just launched a  website, where you can learn more about this trial and the team’s progress. Choroideremia Research Foundation Canada  is proud to support this ground-breaking clinical trial.

Watch this short film about CHM and the clinical trials about to start at the University of Alberta. The film highlights the challenges faced by CHMers, their families, carriers of the disease and the clinicians who care for those living with choroideremia. It sends a message of hope!