Friday, September 11, 2009

FA Fundraiser in Hannah's Honor

Becky, a very good friend of mine, recently approached me about doing a Homemade Gourmet fundraiser in Hannah's Honor. She has generously offered to donate ALL of her profits to FARA, the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.

Please join us in raising money to find a cure for FA!!The online fundraiser will end on Sept 22nd. Please visit this site to place your order.

Big Thanks!!

Lots of exciting advancements are being made. We need the money to push the research through FDA approval. One of the most exciting avenues being pursued is the HDAC Inhibitor. It is showing great promise in the animal models and blood from FA patients. The HDAC Inhibitor introduces the missing frataxin back into the gene. It has the potential of not only stopping the progression of FA, but reversing the damage already done.


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