June Awareness Walk results !
Our June 2019 awareness walk was highly successful! Thanks to the generosity of our participants and donors, we raised over $30,000. This success enabled us to contribute $20,000 to the Health Sciences Centre.
There are currently two major protocols for stem cell transplants, one that involves very high doses of cyclophosphamide while the alternate protocol uses lower doses of cyclophosphamide combined with radiation treatment. It appears the protocol using radiation may be less toxic to the patients and possibly more effective.
The current project we are supporting, led by Dr. David Robinson, is the set up of the more effective protocol to provide a better treatment for scleroderma patients in Manitoba.