"We've met too many other families and too many other beautiful children, who have Niemann-Pick Type C who really need to be saved." - Mike Parseghian
Vtesse Town Hall Webinar
If you are a parent or caregiver of a person with NPC or a physician who sees NPC patients, please join us for Vtesse, Inc.’s 6th July 2016 Town Hall Webinar. Representatives from Vtesse, along with clinical investigator Suresh Vijay, MD, of Birmingham Childrens Hospital, and principal investigator Paul Gissen, PhD, MRCPCH, of Great Ormond Street Hospital, will:
- provide information on the latest 18 month data from the Phase 1 trial at
- explain what the “blood/brain barrier” is and why it is important to the treatment of NPC,
- outline who to contact for more information about the NPC study in the UK, and
- be available to answer any questions you may have.
Details and Registration
- Date: 6 July 2016
- Time: 20:00 p.m. BST/3:00 p.m. EST
To register, please visit
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist…/1338775628948833538. If you would like to access a playback of this Town Hall Webinar, please email me at Carrie@vtessepharma.com. You may also use my email to submit questions in advance.
The University of Notre Dame launches the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund
In 2010, the University of Notre Dame and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation formed a partnership dedicated to finding a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC). Through this partnership the University and the Foundation jointly fundraise for NPC research and support the administration of grants, internally and externally, to researchers around the globe.
Now, the University is poised to launch the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund that will take on the roles and responsibilities of the Foundation and drive the Foundation’s fundraising and research efforts to find a cure. The University is also pleased to announce Sean Kassen, PhD, as the new director of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund.
Over the next several months the foundation will be moving all of these functions from the granting process, marketing/communication, and fundraising efforts to Notre Dame.
Please know that Coach Ara Parseghian as well as Mike and Cindy Parseghian will continue to be actively involved in fundraising and supporting the new Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund at Notre Dame for many years to come.
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Benefiting Niemann-Pick Type C disease research
Email Sean Kassen at email@example.com for more information
Check out Photos from this year's Parseghian Classic
Lakeshore Middle School Joins the Fight for a Cure!
Thank you to the students of Lakeshore Middle School located in Stevensville, MI. Every year the students, faculty, and staff host fundraisers to raise $s for the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund. They put on a range of events including a pie throwing contest where students can make a donation to throw a pie at their teacher! This event alone raised over $1000 to support NPC research efforts.
It is inspiring to see students at a young age engage in philanthropic endeavors and we are proud of the Lancers for their efforts.
A Legacy of Hope
From beautiful identical twins to aspiring firefighter, the children affected with Niemann-Pick Type C will inspire you with their stories of hope and courage.
Join the Fight
The Parseghians, Notre Dame and the families that battle Niemann-Pick Type C everyday need your help and support in the fight against NPC.
Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) is a rare and deadly neurodegenerative childhood disease that primarly strikes children.
Learn more about NPC.
Notre Dame, in partnership with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, is actively engaged in research seeking a cure for NPC.
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