PANDA 2020 Event

August 29, 2020

“Children Helping Children” Fashion Show & Luncheon

The Phoenician

6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

For two decades, PANDA has collaborated with the Steele Children’s Research Center to fund a critical need. In 2020, PANDA’s goal is to support Steele’s overall commitment to medical research to find solutions to childhood disorders and diseases.

Our inspiration came from Dr. Fayez Ghishan’s quote, “If I spend an hour with one child, I help one child. If I spend on hour in the lab, I help 1,000 children.”

Our 2020 project is focusing on three research areas for which Steele is world-renowned:
• Autoimmune research: Uncovering what makes a child’s body suddenly turn against itself, including diseases such as Type 1 Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis.
• Childhood Postinfectious Autoimmune Encephalopathy (CPAE): Supporting the first center of excellence in the United States for this devastating condition associated with Streptococcal infection.
• Genome sequencing: Personalizing treatments for children with unexplained illness and non-response to traditional therapies.

The Steele Children’s Research Center is the only academic pediatric medical research center in Arizona. The dual role of researcher and physician at Steele is also unique in pediatric medicine in Arizona.

2020 PANDA Event Chairs

Colleen Chester

Sarah Frey

Courtney Gaintner

Kelly Vasbinder

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