May 30, 2017
The Champ Foundation, a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit, has agreed to fund research at Sheba Medical Center in Israel and the University of Cambridge in England. While the projects employ significantly different approaches, both directly relate to The Champ Foundation’s mission of finding better treatment and a cure for Pearson Syndrome and diseases caused by deletions in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA).“We are very encouraged by the caliber of projects submitted to The Champ Foundation this year and excited for these researches to begin their important work,” says Jeff Reynolds, President and Co-Founder of The Champ Foundation. “To our knowledge, the projects funded by The Champ Foundation are the only ones driving toward desperately needed treatments and a cure for Pearson Syndrome. While we recognize that there may be significant obstacles ahead, we are very encouraged by the innovative ideas and capabilities of the researchers tackling this problem.” More about the Champ Foundation's funded projects is available on the Foundation's Web site.