Help Heal the Children Online Auction - in support of Immunodeficiency Canada

Help Heal the Children Online Auction Logo (CNW Group/Immunodeficiency Canada)

Immunodeficiency Canada Logo (CNW Group/Immunodeficiency Canada)

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - A Canadian National Registered Charity # 87276 0897 RR 0001, is dedicated to saving the lives of children and adults born with a Primary Immunodeficiency (broken immune system).  Help Heal the Children Auction runs December 1 -10, 2013. Visit our website to enter the auction at www.immunodeficiency.ca   

100 % of the proceeds will be used for patient support, education and research for a cure. 

All items have been 100% donated and there are Maple Leaf Hockey Tickets, Spa Packages, Housewares, Restaurants, Jewelry, Toys, Gift Certificates, over 90 items to bid on! 

Immunodeficiency Canada, founded in 1999, is the leading national organization educating about Primary Immunodeficiency diagnostics and treatments at health care centres across Canada and supporting collaborative research internationally. Immunodeficiency Canada has funded research at top children's hospitals including: Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, CHU Saint-Justine in Montreal, BC Children's Hospital and Alberta's Children's Hospital. 

Immunodeficiency Canada continues to educate healthcare professionals and parents on the 10 warning signs, the first step for diagnosis. This year, in the Province of Ontario, Immunodeficiency Canada nominated and secured newborn screening for SCID, (bubble boy disease) the most severe form of Primary Immunodeficiency and is working to take newborn screening for SCID nationwide. 

For more information on the Help Heal the Children Auction and the 10 Warning Signs every parent should know, contact us at: 

Immunodeficiency Canada
www.immunodeficiency.ca
contactus@immunodeficiency.ca

SOURCE Immunodeficiency Canada

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For further information:

Media contacts:

Jeannine Rothblott
Community Relations - Auction
647-220-4755
jrothblott-IDC@rogers.com

Richard Thompson, CFRE
Chief Executive Officer
416-964-3434
richard.thompson@immunodeficiency.ca