7th Annual Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
Shotgun begins: 12:30pm
Auction and Dinner: 5:00pm
The Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation is pleaseed to host our 7th Annual Golf Tournament to find a cure for Coats' Disease. Coats' Disease affects thousands from all over the world and, if left untreated, can cause blindness. It typically affects children. Our very own Jack McGovern and Ashley Harper have both been battling the disease since a young age.
The latest intiative for the JMCDF is a strategic partnership with Genentech and top researchers in pediatric retinal diseases. This new research project will improve the understanding of Coats' disease pathophysiology and genetics and get us closer to finding new treatements and potentially a cure for Coats' Disease and related eye conditions. Thanks to your continued support. The collaboration will facilitate the collection of Coats' Disease patient data and blood samples for genetic analyses by Pediatric Retinal Specialists at 11 centers across the country and Genentech scientists. JMCDF donors are making this collaboration between physicians and Genentech possible and it will get us one step closer to finding a treatment for Coats' disease!
We are now raising funds to support a registry to organize the blood collection data. The total cost of this registry is $86,000. A blood registry database will help further this study to find new treatments and potentially cure Coats' Disease. Help us get the funds we need ti support this important work!