TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - Immunodeficiency Canada's awareness/fundraising campaign, the #PIechallenge, is still going strong with 3 weeks left. The six-month long campaign ends on March 14th, 2017. The best 3 #PIechallenge submissions will receive incredible prizes from Starbucks and Jimmy's Coffee.
The #PIechallenge is simple: bake a pie, post a photo of it on social media with Immunodeficiency Canada's copy/paste message, tag 3 friends to take on the challenge, and donate $5.00 to the cause. The campaign has raised almost $2,000 already! Who doesn't love Pie?
The campaign is raising funds for individuals with Primary Immunodeficiency. PI occurs in people with immune systems that are either missing or defective. Lack of awareness means that between 70-90% of PI sufferers remain undiagnosed. With early diagnosis, proper care and optimal treatment, individuals with PI can live full and rewarding lives.
Immunodeficiency Canada is a national registered charity. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Chaim Roifman, the non-profit's vision is "To cure Primary Immunodeficiency (PI)". Today Immunodeficiency Canada provides education and research into a cure for PI. The organization also focuses on patient support, such as providing emergency financial assistance for families who have a child with PI in a hospital.
About Immunodeficiency Canada:
Immunodeficiency Canada is a respected Canadian leader in the field of genetic disease of the immune system. A national registered charity (87276 0897 RR0001) working with 16 PI diagnosis and treatment centres across Canada. For a complete listing of programs visit: www.immunodeficiency.ca.
SOURCE Immunodeficiency Canada
For further information: Dana Ewachow, Immunodeficiency Canada, (416) 964-3434, Dana.Ewachow@immunodeficiency.ca