• What is GSD?
    WHAT IS GSD?
    Glycogen Storage Diseast Type 1a (GSD1a) is the most common genetically inherited glycogen storage disease. Individuals with GSD1a have a defective gene for the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase, resulting in the inability to regulate blood sugar (glucose). Hypoglycemia in GSD1a patients can be life-threatening, while the accumulation of the complex sugar glycogen in certain orgains and tissues can impair the ability of these tissues to function normally. Most patients with GSD1 need to an external source of glucose every 2-4 hours in order to survive.
  • Our Foundation
    Our Foundation
    The Children's Fund for Glycogen Storage Disease Research is a public not-for-profit (501c3) foundation established in 2002 to make a difference in the lives of children and their families affected by GSD1. Our foundation is run by parents, family and friends of children affected by GSD1. All fundraising and administration are done on a 100% volunteer basis.
  • Finding a Cure
    Finding a Cure for GSD
    As little as 40 years ago, a child born with GSD1 had very little chance of survival beyond one or two years. Today, thanks to increased awareness, medical advances and generous supporters, children are thriving and a cure is on the horizon.

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Concert for a Cause

Jake Gordon (GSD1a) and fellow band members of JTPH (Matty Templeton, Jacob Zinn, Michael Grapel and Alex Milne) performed a benefit concert at Chappaqua Station on October 26th.  The evening was a huge success and they raised over $3,000 for GSD Research.  Thank you JTPH!  YOU GUYS ROCK!!  

 

      


11th Annual GSD Gala
Hot Havana Nights

Save the Date!


Saturday, February 3, 2018
Margaritaville Beach Resort, Hollywood, FL

More Information Coming Soon!


Proudly Supporting GSD Research

Jonah Feldman presents a check for $158,329.00 from The Children's Fund for GSD Research to Dr. Youngmok Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Ana Estrella, Research Assistant, at UConn Health.  We are proud to continue our support of the GSD program led by Dr. David Weinstein at UConn.  

With your help, we will find a cure.  


Dr. Weinstein now in Connecticut!

Dr. Weinstein and his world-renowned Glycogen Storage Disease Program has moved to The UConn's School of Medicine and Connecticut Children's Medical Center.  

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support THE CHILDREN'S FUND every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our foundation.   Click below for more details. And remember to choose The Children's Fund for Glycogen Storage Disease Research as your charity of choice!

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Advancements in Gene Therapy  

On April 23, 2015, Dimension Therapeutics, a gene therapy company developing novel treatments for rare diseases associated with the liver, annuounced it's intentions to advance programs to treat Glycogen Storage Disease 1a. Dimension Therapeutics, based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts, will work closely with Dr. David Weinstein to develop novel gene therapy approaches to replace the missing or faulty gene, corrrecting the underlying defect to restore metabolic function. Dimension hopes to begin human clinical trials in 2016.

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Sleeping Through the Night

Glycosade, manufactured by Vitaflo, is an extended release "super starch" that enables GSD patients to safely last 7-10 hours overnight without additional dosing.  This is one of the greatest advancements for Glycogen Storage Disease in over 25 years. 

 

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"Believe" T-shirts

       

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We believe in hoping so much for something that it comes true.
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Shopping for a Cause

iGive.com has partnered with over 1,577 brand name stores to help us raise money for The Children'S Fund. Each time you make a purchase at one of these stores (PETCO, Bed Bath and Beyond, Shoebuy.com, BJs Wholesale Club, Drugstore.com, The Body Shop, Amazon, Best Buy, etc.) a percentage is donated to our foundation. It only takes a minute to sign up and doesn't cost you anything. We have already raised over $1,500.00 for research!  Thank you so much to all of our dedicated shoppers!

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Congratulations Dr. Weinstein!

        

Weinstein earns global recognition for his work with Glycogen Storage Disease as recipient of the prestigious Order of the Smile Humanitarian Award.

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Hopes & Dreams

We hope you enjoyed our recent newsletter, Hopes and Dreams.  We've made tremendous progress over the last few years.  Your generous donations will help us to keep the progress towards a cure moving forward.  

Please click HERE to make an online contribution.  

Didn't receive a copy of Hopes and Dreams?  Click HERE to download a PDF now.

Thank you for your support! 

 

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