The H.E.L.P. Fund was founded by Iris Adler. Iris started this fund after her grandson Elliot (Help Elliot Live Proud) was diagnosed with CMT Type 2A. Each year Iris orchestrates a letter writing campaign and lives by the motto, “Every dollar counts and every dollar adds up!” She has raised over $500,000 for the Therapeutic Research in Accelerated Discovery Program (TRIAD) to support research for one of the most common forms of CMT, Type 2A.
In addition to the letter campaign, Iris hosts a Card Party Brunch which includes canasta and mahjong each year in the winter at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. She invites her H.E.L.P. supporters, many friends and members of CMT community for an incredible afternoon of card playing, lots of good food and drinks and an exquisite boutique and silent auction.