Spring Into Action

Spring Into Action

2018 Spring Fundraising Campaign

REACH was founded almost a decade ago by parents and physicians committed to improving the lives of children and families with Hirschsprung disease. Hirschsprung's affects 1 in 5,000 newborns, accounting for over 850 new cases yearly in the U.S. alone, and over 26,000 world-wide. Help us shake off winter and celebrate the arrival of spring by supporting REACH's mission: To raise awareness, educate families and doctors, and support research that will ultimately lead to a cure. 

Our 2018 agenda includes:

-Sponsoring the 6th Annual Hirschsprung's Disease Symposium at Shriner's Hospital for Children in Sacramento, CA

- Funding novel scientific and medical research projects

- Funding the first of it's kind patient database

- Expanding REACH's growing community of patients and famillies

- Also expanding to Canada with the launch of REACH Canada Summer 2018

To donate send check to address below or visit our website's "Donate" tab for other ways to donate!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!

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6th Annual REACH Symposium

6th Annual REACH Symposium

          REACH is pleased to announce the Shriners Hospital for Children in Sacramento California will be host to this year's annual Hirschsprung's symposium. Each year medical professionals across North America, and REACH board members convene to discuss current Hirschsprung's research, educate families & continue to raise awareness for those living with & affected by this rare disease. 
We hope you'll be able to join us this year!

 

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

- INTRODUCTION TO HD

- WHEN THINGS DON'T GO AS PLANNED: 
SURGICAL ISSUES & MOTILITY AND SPHINCTER ISSUES

- GENETICS OF HD AND LONG-TERM NON-COLORECTAL ISSUES

- TIPS TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES AFTER SURGERY FOR HD

- HD DIET FOR IMPROVED OUTCOMES

- TRANSITIONS: FROM ADOLESCENCE TO ADULTHOOD

 

DATE: Saturday, September 15th 2018

TIME: 8:00am-3:30pm (Registration at 8:00am)

LOCATION: Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA

Registration is FREE and all are welcome to attend, especially HD families. We are child-friendly!

TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE at Eventbrite.ca under "6th Annual Reach Symposium"