The importance of pediatric research

The importance of pediatric research

Credit: Seattle Childrens Research Institute

The importance of pediatric research

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by Jennifer Mhyre, Guest Blogger

KING5.com

Posted on October 17, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 9:54 AM

Seattle Children’s Research Institute presents Saturday Night Science
 
Saturday, November 2
Museum of History and Industry, 6:30 p.m.
Register at seattlechildrens.org/satnightscience2013
Emcee: KING 5’s Meeghan Black

Seattle Children’s Research Institute may be the city’s best-kept secret. Every day, more than 1,000 researchers and professionals come to work downtown for one purpose: to create a healthier future for all children.

Over the last several years, these investigators have made stunning breakthroughs in the fight against cancer, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and AIDS. More recently, Seattle Children’s physicians and researchers played an instrumental role in implementing newborn screening for “bubble boy” disease in Washington state.

As biomedical researchers, my husband and I are both very invested in the research process. Our daughter, Katelyn, has a disease that is incurable, but we are optimistic that her participation in various research studies could have a positive impact on not only her life, but also on the lives of other children in the future.

If you’d like to learn more about and support these research efforts, I encourage you to join me and these talented investigators at the annual event benefiting Seattle Children’s Research Institute and become a champion for tomorrow’s discoveries. There will be food, drinks and interactive experiments that you can take part in at the Museum of History and Industry on South Lake Union.

Please register before October 28, if possible.  Cost for individual tickets is $50 per person, or sponsor a table at $600 for six tickets, reserved seating and table recognition.
 
 

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