The Progeria Research Foundation (PRF) is the only
organization in the world dedicated to discovering the cure
and effective treatment for Progeria and its aging related
disorders. Progeria is a fatal "premature aging" disease that
afflicts children, who die of heart disease at the average age
of 13 years.
We got involved after learning that fellow hot-rodder
Chip Foose's sister Amy had Progeria, so this is a very
personal connection for him, and he is a celebrity
spokesperson for PRF and part of the California Chapter, run by Chip's mom Terry.
PRF has already achieved some remarkable goals, including discovery of the Progeria gene. In May 2007, PRF began funding a first-ever Progeria clinical drug trial at Children's Hospital Boston with great hopes that this drug may effectively treat the children. They will continue this forward momentum until they have a cure. The money that your donation will help raise will ensure that PRF's mission continues in full force.
Children with Progeria die of the same heart disease that affects millions of normal aging adults, but at a much earlier age. So finding the cure will help not only those with Progeria, but perhaps also the millions of people who suffer from heart disease and the aging population as a whole.
We are in a race against time to find the cure for this devastating disease. For more information on how you can help, you may contact our SOCRC Progeria Club Representative, Annie Bennett, or visit the Progeria Research Website at www.progeriaresearch.org for more information.