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Sixth Annual Card Party Brunch

On January 23, 2015 dedicated H.E.L.P. (Help Elliot Live Proud) Fund supporters participated in the 6th Annual Card Party Brunch and Boutique at Broken Sound County Club, Boca Raton, Florida. Record numbers flocked into the picturesque country club for a day filled with gourmet food, raffles, cards and a silent auction! HNF Board member Iris Adler increased this event by 50 new faces this year!

Double Your Donation

Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs setup by corporations in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. For example, if a donor works for Bank of America and donates $100 to the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation, Bank of America will double the donation by also writing a check for $100.

Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands

Do you have a rare form of CMT?

We were contacted recently from a patient with CMT2D who was looking for advice on how to make a difference. Our recommendations for all people with an ultra-rare form of CMT who want to get involved:

Now GRIN is Accessible in 141 Different Languages!

Now GRIN is Accessible in 141 Different Languages!

The Global Registry for Inherited Neuropathies (GRIN) has implemented Google Translate. Why did we choose Google? Because Google is leading the way in teaching computers how to interpret meaning, avoiding the traditional method of decoding language.

Accelerating Patient Access to Investigational Drugs in 2015

Accelerating Patient Access to Investigational Drugs in 2015

Currently the FDA is working to update the process for physicians applying for accelerated patient access to investigational drugs, while the drug or biological product is being tested in clinical trials. This will also be important for the CMT community as clinical trials for this disease are being launched.

Do You Have Charcot-Marie-Tooth Type 4 (CMT4)? – We Need Your Help

Autosomal recessive demyelinating CMT4 patients present with earlyonset and slowly progressing symptoms. These include progressive distally accentuated weakness and atrophy of muscles in the lower limbs. In addition, patients may have weakness and atrophy of hands, sensory loss and pes cavus (high-arched feet), and walking difficulties. Further information on CMT4 can be found at Orphanet.

Hot Off the Press – Potential Treatment for CMT1A

Two recent publications from Pharnext describe a novel synergistic combination of 3 drugs (baclofen, naltrexone and sorbitol) and its effect on CMT1A both in the lab and in a phase II clinical trial. These 3 drugs already approved but for unrelated conditions, are combined at new optimal lower doses and under a new formulation. This novel potential therapeutic is called PXT-3003.

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