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. Learn More
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. Watch the Video
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
Join the chILD Foundation and the Boston Children’s Hospital for a Lung Family Reunion
The Lung Family Reunion is both fun and educational weekend for children, siblings, and families affected by Children’s Interstitial Lung Disease (chILD). chILD specialists and clinicians will be leading informative presentations and engaging discussions. Families will have an opportunity to learn about these complex diseases, while socializing in a fun and welcoming with others on […]
chILD Foundation Nominates Joe McMonigle as Chairperson
The chILD Foundation is excited to announce that Joe McMonigle as the new Chairperson of the Board. Joe has served in several capacities on the board, including member, treasurer, and vice-chair, over the course of several years. Joe brings a strong, family centered vision to the board. Stay tuned for more updates!
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 […]