Support the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric IBD Program
We’ve met our fundraising goal for the fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2013. Our sincere thanks to each and every donor who helped make our campaign a success!
About the Program
Since establishing its first clinic in 2001, the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program, directed by Marla Dubinsky, MD, has set the standard of care for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—known collectively as IBD.
Children from all over the world come to the IBD Program at Cedars-Sinai to be diagnosed and treated for these frightening, chronic, and sometimes life-threatening diseases. In every case, we provide state-of-the-art medical care and seek to transform the torment of illness into a more productive, playful, and pain-free life. But this isn’t nearly enough.
Why your help is needed
The work is urgent. The number of children diagnosed with IBD is increasing—in the United States alone there are over 250,000 children and young adults living with these illnesses.
Its cause is unknown.
The cure remains elusive.
Our discoveries have already helped us begin to understand why children and young adults get IBD, and this is just the start. These innovations would not have been possible without community support, especially as funding for federal research grants is reduced. For the past 10 years, philanthropy has been the primary source of funding for our research, and with your help today we can move one step closer to the cure.
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