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On June 04, 2016, 10am @ Libertyville High School (708 West Park Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048), Join Clan Gillespie and other individuals and families affected by TSC as we join together to increase awareness of tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) and share their stories of hope. Whether you are close to the disease or simply looking for an inspiring charity event, LIDS Step Forward to Cure TSC walkathon is a great way to experience the power of standing together and giving back to the community.

Join the excitement! You can register to walk with us, be an “angel” walker, or make donations securely on our group page. There is lunch provided, kids’ activities, TSC resources and much, much more! This year’s walk promotes super heroes across the country. Individuals, families, friends and supporters are all encouraged to participate dressed like their favorite hero, be it a cartoon character, doctor, teacher, sibling, parent, etc.- just come as you are! We urge you to become a Super Hero of the TS Alliance.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in vital organs; TSC is also the leading genetic cause of both autism and epilepsy. To learn more about tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) click here. With your help, we can be heroes to the 50,000 Americans with TSC as well as their caregivers and loved ones.

We choose to fight, not only for Ethan, Elsie, Naomi, and Esther, but for the 1 in 6,000 kids born with TSC every day…50,000 in the U.S…over 1 million worldwide.  Tuberous sclerosis complex, or TSC, is more common than Lou Gehrig’s disease and Cystic Fibrosis. There is no cure. Yet!

Ours is a story of determination. Our stunningly small group of parents and adults with TSC, through sheer will and passion, have brought this disease to the brink of a breakthrough.  We are joined in our fight by aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, grandparents and friends, co-workers and colleagues. We’re asking you to join us in the fight to find a cure!  Please help support our family who has refused to give up and refused to take no for an answer, even when faced with the daily challenges of seizures, autism, ADHD, facial disfiguration, anxiety, behavioral problems, and other medical complications.

We’re making HUGE strides in finding a cure for TSC.  Here’s what we know now we didn’t know just two short years ago:  TSC is what’s called a “linchpin” disease. This simply means the genetic pathway involved in TSC is the same pathway affecting more than a dozen major diseases and disorders, including autism, epilepsy, cancer, and obesity.  We’ve got a long way to go, but recent clinical trials of a new drug actually show the symptoms of autism disappearing in mice. We’re in a race against time and our resources are strained beyond their limits!

Many, many thanks!

Christopher

To make a donation online now, please visit our group page.

You may send a donation instead. To ensure proper acknowledgement, please mail all donations as follows:

  • Checks. Check(s) should include: team name and/or walker name (either written on the memo section of the check or on a donation tracking form). To avoid stale-dated checks please mail payments within ten days of receipt. Checks that are not marked with a participant’s name will be credited as a team donation. Cash is prohibited so please obtain a money order or check.

The TS Alliance will properly receipt donors for gifts over $250 as defined by IRS regulations.

Please mail to:
Christopher Gillespie
8307 Sheffield Avenue
DyerIN 46311-2752
United States

Make checks payable to Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance or TS Alliance.

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