World Stem Cell Awareness Day
Stem Cell Awareness Day brings together the organizations and individuals around the world who are working every day to ensure that we realize the benefits of what is one of the most promising fields of science in our time.
This year, Texans for Stem Cell Research will proudly unite the local communities across Texas for a day of celebration and hope; joining stem cell groups around the world for this annual celebration. We hope you will join us and Stand up for Stem Cells on October 5th, 2011.
The unique properties of stem cells give the scientific and patient communities alike great confidence that stem cell research will be the foundation of countless medical therapies and cures.
For the millions of people around the world who suffer from incurable diseases and injury, Stem Cell Awareness Day is a day to celebrate the scientific advances made to-date and be hopeful of what is yet to come.
Certain types of stem cells are already used to treat life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, and lymphoma. Scientists believe that stem cells can one day deliver therapies and cures for many incurable diseases, genetic conditions, and injuries including cancer, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis.
Beyond treating disease, stem cell research also holds promise for developing powerful environmental toxicity tests, drug screening, and diagnostics.
Stem cell therapies also offer an opportunity to restore quality of life for patients and their families, while saving billions of dollars we spend on lost productivity and medical care.
Your business can participate on World Stem Cell Awareness Day and Stand up for Stem Cells by pledging Give 5% on Wednesday, October 5th.