Sunday, April 05, 2009

Memorial Contributions

I have had several inquiries on how to make a donation to the Neural Tube Defect Research Fund in Carleigh's memory so here is the information:

To make an online donation to the Duke Center for Human Genetics please click here.

To send a donation through the mail please send it to the following address:

Center for Human Genetics
Barbara Due
Neural Tube Defects Research Fund
Duke University Medical Center Box 3445
Durham, NC 27710

If you make a donation be sure to specify that the money is to go to the Center for Human Genetics to support the Neural Tube Defects Research Fund in memory of Carleigh McKenna Haas.

Thank you to everyone who has donated already and to those who plan to. You may wonder what the purpose of donating is. The following is from the Duke website:

The Duke Center for Human Genetics is currently conducting a genetic study called "The Hereditary Basis of Neural Tube Defects" to determine the causes of anencephaly and other NTDs. By studying families with anencephaly and other NTDs, we hope to identify the genes that contribute to the development of the neural tube. We hope this research will eventually lead to more accurate genetic counseling and risk assessment, improved treatments, better prevention methods, and possibly, a cure.

Important research in my opinion!!! I am sure those affected by anencephaly would agree with me. As for Anthony and me, we plan on donating to this research as long as they are conducting it.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Thanks for posting the info :)
~Laura (emslala)

Celia said...

Great info. We are participating in the study as well. I just got my boxes from Duke last week and still need to fill out the info & send it back. I plan on making as many aware of this study as I can. Also, what a great idea to have people contribute in honor of Carleigh! How far her little life is making an impact...Praise God!!

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