CURED – Campaign Urging Research for Eosinophilic Disease – is a non-profit foundation dedicated to those suffering from eosinophilic enteropathy, which includes eosinophlic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, eosinophilic colitis and other eosinophilic disorders.
It’s hard to imagine life without food but many of the children living with Eosinophilic Disease must live this way. 1 in 1000 children suffer from it, and either get their nutrition from feeding tube or by drinking an amino acid formula. CURED donates 100% of the funds raised to research. They have donated over $1,500,000 to Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, making them the leading researchers on this disease. Dr. Marc Rothenberg states because of CURED they have found two genes connected with this disease and are now beginning their second medical trial to block these genes. They have also donated $250,000 to Denver Children’s Hospital and University of Illinois Medical Center. They are creating a pill to swallow to take biopsies of the digestive system so that these children will not have to be put under general anesthetic every 2-3 months to have biopsies taken.
It is the hope of CURED to raise substantial funding to aid in research and public awareness for this complex disease. Although the disease is being diagnosed at an alarming rate, very little is known about Eosinophilic Disorder. It is the charity’s heartfelt belief and mission that CURED can make a difference for the individuals and their families who are touched by this disorder.
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CURED has received support from the following celebrities: