Jacob's Cure, Inc.
Rating: 4.94 stars 17 17 reviews
PO Box 52 Rye NY 10580 USA
Jacob’s Cure is a 501c3, non-profit foundation that was created in September 2000. Jordana Holovach is the Founder and Director of Jacob’s Cure. She created the foundation because of her passion to save the life of her son, Jacob, who is afflicted with Canavan disease, a fatal genetic brain disorder. The sole mission of Jacob’s Cure is to fund research in Canavan disease that aims to cure thousands of children dying of Canavan disease today. Jacob’s Cure allocates monies raised to research, this is made possible due to volunteer staff and minimal overhead. Areas of research include gene-therapy, stem cell transplantation, pharmacological approaches and basic science in understanding the pathways of the disease. Because Canavan is a rare disorder, federal funding is scarce. It is through the efforts of Jacob’s Cure and the philanthropy of others that enables Canavan research to continue and a cure for Canavan a hopeful reality.
To date, Jacob’s Cure has funded two gene-therapy trials and is currently funding research towards a phase 1 stem-cell clinical trial aimed for 2011. Research efforts to date have slowed down and in some cases halted the progression of the disease in most of the children who received gene-therapy and have begun the recommended pharmacological regimen.
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As co-founder of the Dare To Hope Foundation, I am always looking for valuable & real information on rare diseases. Jacob's Cure is an amazing resource for families affected by Canavan's Disease, dedicated to awareness, research and support for those families.
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its involvement with the Global Genes Project, bringing awareness for all rare diseases
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