Who is this fundraiser for?

I am organizing this fundraiser in honor of my daughter, Caylin, who is 5, and was just recently diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. This fundraiser is also in honor of all of the other children and their families dealing with this disease.

Where do the donations go?

The first part of the Caylin's Cure fundraiser raised over $2100 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We are now concentrating our efforts in helping Dr. Denise Faustman of The Faustman Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital in her diabetes research.

Dr. Faustman has worked in the field of autoimmunity for over 15 years and has made some of the key discoveries regarding the role of MHC Class I antigen presentation in immunity. Her earlier research achievements include introducing the concept of modifying antigens on donor tissues to prevent their rejection, a scientific accomplishment that is now in human clinical trials for diverse human diseases treatable with cellular transplants. In 2001, her lab reversed type 1 diabetes in mice with end stage disease, a project that is now being translated into human clinical trials.Dr. Faustman

Her current research continues to focus on uncovering new treatments for type 1 diabetes, as well as searching for therapies for other autoimmune diseases, including Crohn's disease, lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Faustman is currently Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Faustman and her team are doing WONDERFUL work and research in the hopes of finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes AND other autoimmune diseases without using embryonic stem cells.

We believe in Dr. Faustman and what her and her team are doing. You can find more information about The Faustman Lab HERE.

How can I donate?

If you would like to donate ANY amount, you have a couple of options.

The first way and easiest way to donate to "Caylin's Cure" is to go HERE and donate online. You can use your credit card OR Paypal even to donate.
If you would rather not give a donation online, you can contact me via email (click on the contact page) and I will give you an address where you can send a check or cash and I can make sure that it gets to the organization/charity.
Let me know if you have any questions!