The first-ever gene therapy clinical trails, testing whether the treatment will work in children, are happening for Sanfilippo Syndrome Type A and B after decades of work by scientists, families, and foundations, including Cure Sanfilippo Foundation.
Enabling a clinical trial to happen for Sanfilippo Syndrome Type C is among the priorities of Cure Sanfilippo Foundation. And families of children around the world with Type C are helping.
Recently, Kampen Mot Klocken (Fight Against the Clock), a Swedish Sanfilippo group, raised $23,000 and donated it to Cure Sanfilippo in honor of Eyra who has Sanfilippo Syndrome Type C.
Kampen Mot Klocken raised the funds through creative and sometimes-frigid events throughout the year.
“These funds were raised THANKS to volunteers who arranged dance shows, running events, a farmers day, and even a Christmas Day dip in the freezing ocean!” said Eyra’s mom . “But most of it comes from many small donations from all over Sweden – people who just wanted to help us. We have so much gratitude to both our amazing volunteers and donors.”
“These funds will go directly toward moving the Type C program forward toward a hopeful gene therapy clinical trial,” said Foundation President Glenn O’Neill. “Cure Sanfilippo is so thankful for this support from around the globe.”
Eyra’s family is one of many Type C families globally working to support the Foundation’s Type C program, including the partner families of Connor, Jonah, Mia, and Saga & Maia.