In 2014, my friend, Julie Rittenburg Libon, was diagnosed with Myelofibrosis, a rare cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It is one of a related group of blood cancers known as “myeloproliferative neoplasms” in which bone marrow cells that produce the blood cells develop and function abnormally.
100% of the money raised through donations to this fundraiser will go directly to supporting a very promising line of gene therapy research being conducted at Harvard Medical School ...using a new type of gene editing technology called CRISPR.
Julie is a friend of mine from Sharon where I grew up. She and her family are having a fundraising hike on May 21 to help raise awareness to Myelofibrosis and raise money for research and ultimately a cure. I wanted to help out so I am asking everyone for their help in donating whatever they could. No donation is too small.