Support Lifesaving Research
Cancer. Heart Disease. Asthma. Crohn’s Disease. Multiple Sclerosis. Juvenile Diabetes. All of these diseases and more share a common scientific link, that can all be related to a defective immune response. Cancer and heart disease may result from an ineffective immune response, either to tumor cells or to infection within the blood vessels. Asthma and Crohn’s disease are linked to an overzealous immune response to innocuous particles in the air or normally beneficial bacteria in the intestine. Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and juvenile diabetes result from an immune system that turns on itself to destroy normal, healthy tissue.
At the University of Virginia, investigators in the Beirne B. Carter Center for Immunology Research (CIC) seek a fundamental understanding of how the immune system works. If they can determine how the immune system distinguishes between healthy and harmful cells on the most basic level, this could lead to revolutionary new treatments and cures based on controlling the immune response.
Support for the CIC will allow investigators to continue their lifesaving research and help us attract the next generation of outstanding researchers. Every dollar you invest in immunology research at UVA allows us to better leverage and utilize the more specific and restricted federal funding that we receive.
Your gift helps:
- Put more scientists to work on finding better treatments for cancer
- Quickly move discoveries out of the laboratory and into the clinic
- Increase opportunities for patients to enroll in clinical trials
If you are interested in providing a donation online to support the important work of the CIC, then please click the Give Now button below, which will take you to the CIC’s Support page.
If you would prefer to make your gift in person or discuss other giving opportunities, please contact Paul Orange at 434-243-9442 or via email at email@example.com.
All gifts are tax deductible. Our Tax ID is 23-7173411.