• 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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Fight for a Cure

Hard work, focus and discipline are important ingredients for success and critically important for those trying to stay healthy and fit while battling disease. 15 year old Jake was diagnosed with Glycogen Storage Disease and his trainer Jay was recently diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. Watch how they work through their obstacles on the road to a cure.

Help Jake win his fight against GSD. Donate Now!

See What's Happening at The Children's Fund


Rock the Night for GSD

GET READY TO ROCK!

10th Annual GSD Gala
October 1, 2016
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL

 


Ryan's Bar Mitzvah

 

On April 30, 2016 Ryan Feldman became a Bar Mitzvah. In lieu of gifts, Ryan would like for you do make a donation to The Children's Fund to help find a cure for his brother Jonah. Thank you Ryan and Mazel Tov!

 

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION


Ellie's 9th Birthday

Ellie is turning 9.... Hooray!  We can't wait for the party!  But instead of receiving gifts such as clothes or toys, or even jewelry, Ellie hopes her friends and family will make a donation to The Children's Fund to help find a cure for her friend Jamie who has GSD. Please click below to help Ellie's birthday wish come true.  

Happy Birthday Ellie!


In Memory of Ron Jones

 

Sadly, friend of The Children's Fund, Ron Jones, recently passed away.  His wife, Sherilyn, asked that donations be made to our foundation in his memory to carry on Ron's hope of finding a cure for GSD.  If you would like to make a contribution, please click the link below, check the box indicationg HONORARY OR MEMORIAL GIFT.  Choose IN MEMORY from the drop down box and enter Ron Jones in the message section.  Thank you for your support and for keeping Ron's memory alive.  

 

DONATE IN MEMORY OF RON JONES


It's a Low Key Charity Event!

On April 8th, Jeanne Muchnick and friends hosted their annual GSD fundraiser.  This year's event was held at Stan'z Cafe in Larchmont, NY.  Couldn't make it?  No worries, it's not too late! Click the link below to make a contribution.  

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO MAKE A DONATION


Do you shop at Amazon.com?

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Childrens Fund For Glycogen Storage Disease Research. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3638491 and support us every time you shop.


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.

Read the Press Release

Learn More About Dimension Therapeutics


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. 

 

Learn More About glycosade


"Believe" T-shirts

       

Do you believe? We do.....
We believe in magic, peace and love.
We believe in hoping so much for something that it comes true.
We believe in a cure. Thank you for believing with us.

100% of the sale price of this t-shirt benefits The Children's Fund for GSD Research.

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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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