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Support the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric IBD Program

$250,000
Goal

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.

Learn More

Pill-Shaped Camera Goes Where Doctors Cannot | KNBC Southern California

An innovative "pill cam" is helping doctors view the intestines without having to employ surgical procedures. The tiny, disposable camera takes thousands of images, giving Dr. Dubinsky a close-up of her patient's small intestine and allowing her to adjust medication.
Watch now »

The Brandon Vientos Story | Torrance CitiCABLE

Imagine learning that you have a chronic disease like IBD. Would it make you want to strive harder, or to give up? For one high school athlete the diagnosis is a form of motivation.
Watch now »

IBD R&D | Discoveries magazine

Inflammatory bowel disease is on the rise in children, but the research of a Cedars-Sinai physician is leading the way to a new future of personalized treatment. Read on »

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How You Can Help

For special event inquiries, please contact Stacy Kravitz at (323) 866-6724.

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