REHOBOTH BEACH — St. Edmond Education Center was the site of an exceptional program to support thalassemia (Cooley’s Anemia) research. This disease, which affects many of Mediterranean heritage and others, and usually discovered in children, was the unknown cause of death, thought to be the result of heart or kidney failure, for many adolescents. It has been identified through years of research and support from donors across the nation.
An awareness symposium and walk-a-thon was sponsored by UNICO Delaware in May, to educate the public about the challenges of living with thalassemia and the need for continuing research to find a cure.
Dr. Steven Stanzione, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University in New York City, presented an informative lecture on the disease, the history and progress of research and the level of success which has been reached. Newark resident Ralph Colasanti, a representative and board member of the Thalassemia Foundation in New York City, was also present to provide information about ongoing research, some
of which is being done at the University
of Delaware. IAH
For more information or to donate to the Cooley’s Anemia (thalassemia) Foundation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.