What are chILD disorders?Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD) is a group of rare pediatric lung diseases. There are more than 30 disorders included under the chILD umbrella. The mission of the chILD Foundation is to fund vital research to fight for the promise of more breaths. Such research offers children and their families hope, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure. chILD disorders are true “orphan” diseases, with less than 10,000 estimated cases in the U.S.. Your support will have a truly profound effect on individual children who struggle for each breath and their families that care for them.
A breath is a tiny thing.It’s easy to miss. And so are these rare lung diseases. The truth is, most of us aren’t aware of chILD because these ailments don’t impact as many children as other afflictions. But that’s why your help can make such a difference in fighting back, and these kids are counting on you with every breath.
Your support helps:
Fund research for treatment & curesat multiple research centers around the country
Document diseases and patientsto expand the case registry and identify additional disease strains
Educate medical professionalsto enable more effective diagnosis and treatment
Support chILD familiesto be their partner in hope and advocacy
News and Inspiration from the chILD Community
November 28th is Giving Tuesday!
Every year the chILD Foundation participates in Giving Tuesday. This global day of giving recognizes the important roles that non-profit foundations, like the chILD Foundation, play in improving society. We also want this day to recognize those that make our Foundation and the important work we do possible, our donors! Please consider giving to give […]
Dr. Alicia Casey Joins chILD Foundation board of directors
She is in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Co-Director of the Interstitial Lung Disease Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Casey will bring valuable medical insight to the board.
The chILD Foundation establishes Scientific Advisory Committee
chILD Foundation board chairman Aaron Knobloch has announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) consisting of leading physicians and researchers focusing on chILD disorders. The committee will help guide the board regarding research priorities as well as how to document and share research findings.