On Saturday, October 24, 2020, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine hosted Giving Kids Hope to benefit the Research Institute for Children’s Health. The event honored James Demuth and Greg Kimble on behalf of the Doris and Floyd Kimble Foundation with the Giving Kids Hope Award for their continued dedication to the treatments of genetic-based disorders and ongoing support of the institute.
As a result of the success of the event and support from our sponsors, donors and guests, we were able to raise nearly $110,000 to improve outcomes for children suffering from devastating diseases and disorders by accelerating breakthroughs into new therapies and cures. Millions of children across the country are affected by medical conditions for which effective treatments are either non-existent or could be substantially improved. Genetic disorders like cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, phenylketonuria, neurological and mitochondrial disorders could all benefit from better treatments, as could more common disorders like diabetes and asthma. The proceeds will allow Dr. Mitchell Drumm and colleagues at Case Western Reserve to continue to perform their research and address these needs by employing the latest technologies in genetics and genomics, cell biology and pharmacology to rapidly pinpoint the causes of these disorders and develop new drugs or other approaches to treat them.
To learn more about the Research Institute for Children’s Health, visit https://case.edu/medicine/genetics/affiliations-and-institutes/research-institute-childrens-health