Sales proceeds of the book will go to four foundations working on scientific advancements and education in the field:
The ARM Foundation for Cell and Gene Medicine is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about cell and gene medicine. The goal of the Foundation is to help patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and other stakeholders make informed decisions about gene therapy, gene editing, cell therapy, tissue-engineering and organ regeneration. “Healing Genes” is an educational initiative from the ARM Foundation that provides comprehensive, easy-to-understand and easy-to-access educational resources about cell and gene medicine.
The CCRM Foundation is a private foundation focused on delivering education, conducting research and promoting health in the field of advanced therapies (regenerative medicine and cell and gene therapies). The CCRM Foundation seeks philanthropic support from individuals, corporations and foundations to enable its activities. It will work closely with the not-for-profit Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM) based in Toronto, Canada, and its institutional, academic and not-for-profit partners to identify and support innovative opportunities through critical, but underfunded, stages of development. The CCRM Foundation will also be a conduit to administer the commercialization successes of CCRM back into the ecosystem. The CCRM Foundation will maintain the highest standards of transparency and donor-centric practices, within the scope of a private foundation. The CCRM Foundation is incorporated under the Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act and achieved charitable status in April 2019.
The Duke Pediatric Bone Marrow Family Support Program was started in 1997 by Jane Schroeder as a part of the Duke Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Our program started as a volunteer-based partnership with local groups and individuals, providing support for patients and families through donations of meals, running errands, and visiting patients in the hospital. Through the years, the program has grown to include a wide array of inpatient and outpatient activities, sibling and caregiver support, as well as financial assistance to families undergoing the lengthy journey through the transplant process. All support services are provided at no charge to our patients and their families.
The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy is the primary professional membership organization for scientists, physicians, patient advocates, and other professionals with interest in gene and cell therapy. Our members work in a wide range of settings including universities, hospitals, government agencies, foundations, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. ASGCT advances knowledge, awareness, and education leading to the discovery and clinical application of gene and cell therapies to alleviate human disease to benefit patients and society.