Today is Giving Tuesday!
There's no better gift than happy and healthy families. At the National CMV Foundation, our purpose is to prevent CMV infection in women of childbearing age.
What is CMV? CMV refers to Cytomegalovirus, and congenital CMV infection is arguably the most common preventable cause of neonatal disability in the United States. CMV affects approximately 30,000 children annually, including our son, Leo.
One of the key objectives of the National CMV Foundation is to inform research priorities by pursuing young investigators interested in maternal or congenital CMV infections. This type of funding is critically important to the future of congenital CMV research.
The goal for our 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign [r20.rs6.net] is to fund an Early Career Congenital CMV Research Award [r20.rs6.net]. This grant is essential in the fight to #StopCMV.
Please consider a donation to support our mission.
Aside from seeking donations, to have a little fun, we are starting a CMV fundraiser / awareness campaign that includes a stair jump challenge. Everybody has stairs, am I right? How many stairs can you clear?
See Facebook link below for my stair jump!
All donation proceeds go to the National CMV Foundation (a qualified 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization).
Thank you very much,
Zack and Karen Rigoni