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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Reinhardt

2021 AERD Research Fund

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Give to the Special Fundraiser to Advance AERD Research

Our goal is to raise $10,000 before AERD Awareness Day, which will be held on September 26, 2021. We hope we can count on you to help us reach our goal! You can help adults living with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) live healthier and better lives.

Your gift to the AERD Research Fund, jointly organized by the Samter’s Society and Allergy & Asthma Network, will mean so much to people living with AERD. AERD, also known as Samter’s Triad, is a chronic inflammatory condition that consists of asthma, recurrent nasal polyps, and sensitivity to aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). The condition greatly impacts quality of life.

Why is research so important?

  • There is no cure for AERD

  • The cause of AERD remains unknown

  • The available treatments don't work for all patients

  • There is no easy test to diagnose AERD

Prompt diagnosis, better treatments, and hopefully - one day - a cure are still needed to restore the health and quality of life of people living with AERD. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to support AERD research at the Brigham & Women’s AERD Center, the Penn Medicine AERD Center and Scripps AERD Clinic. These groups are dedicated to learning more about AERD, improving treatment options, and supporting patient advocacy efforts.

Below: Scripps AERD Center 2020, Brigham & Women's AERD Center 2019, Penn Medicine AERD Center 2020

The doctors who research AERD truly do appreciate the support of the patient community. Here's what they had to say about our previous fundraisers: "Please pass on to the Samter's Society how grateful I am for this. It isn’t just the money, it is the support from the patient community that means a lot. And I love it that the online presence is growing and strengthening. It gives us a GREAT advantage going forward as we leverage what we can do for patients." - Dr. Andrew White, Scripps Clinic

"I can’t tell you how much our research team appreciates the Samter’s Society donation to the BWH AERD Center. I will share this good news with everyone here, and we will earmark that financial gift for a particular need so that we can then update you to let you know in a real tangible way about what a difference your advocacy work has made for the research in this field." - Dr. Tanya Laidlaw, Brigham & Women's AERD Center

"On behalf of the Penn AERD Center, I would like to extend my deep gratitude for the generous donation you have made to the Penn AERD research fund. I assure you that these funds will be used towards a special project related to AERD. The Samter’s Society is doing great work at increasing awareness and educating patients with the latest knowledge on AERD therapy. I know that I speak for Dr. Adappa as well when I say that this gift is truly appreciated as are all of your efforts and that of your team." - Dr. John V. Bosso, Penn AERD Center

Your gift to the AERD Research Fund makes a difference!

Tax receipts are available through Allergy & Asthma Network. Please donate and share!

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