Hadassah Walks to Defeat Neuromuscular Diseases

5 Mile

Event Date

Sun, May 4, 2014


Bethesda, MD

About This Activity

Neuromuscular Disease Research

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America supports the ground breaking stem cell research of Hadassah Medical Organization. With your help, The Greater Washington Area Chapter hopes to raise $65,000. Please walk with us and encourage your friends and family members to sponsor you. Or, simply make a donation to Hadassah for this purpose.
Stem Cell Research Israel

  • Israel has a carefully regulated but accessible atmosphere for stem cell research  that has kept it in the forefront of this field.
  • Hadassah scientists have been awarded funding for stem cell research through America’s National Institutes of Health under grants available abroad.
  • Since 1990, the Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Hadassah University Medical    Center has been conducting groundbreaking research into the use of bone
    marrow derived stem cells to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic
    Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).
  • Hadassah’s Sidney and Judy Swartz Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research 
    Center is focusing on the development of human embryonic stem cell-derived
    progeny for transplantation for people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.

Legislative Advocacy US

  • In the spring of 2005, Hadassah Launched SOS: State of Stem Cells, an initiative designed to educate elected officials about the importance of embryonic stem cell research and advocate for legislation on the federal and/or state level.
  • In 2006, Hadassah won the Genetics Policy Institute’s annual National Advocacy  Award for its continued efforts on the issue and in 2007 Hadassah co sponsored
    a two-day landmark Stem Cell Summit in Boston with the Genetics Policy 
    Institute and Harvard Stem Cell Institute, among others.
  • Hadassah joined fellow members of the Stem Cell Action Coalition in applauding victory in the Sherley v. Sebelius Stem Cell case on January 7, 2013, which 
    upheld federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.


Event schedule and times

Hadassah Walks to Defeat Neuromuscular Diseases

Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:00 AM - Noon
Cabin John Regional Park
10900 Westlake Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

$36.00 per person
Children under 12 walk FREE
Turning on Westlake from Tuckerman,
first park entrance on right
Turning on Westlake from Democracy,
second park entrance on left

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