3 Lily Pads Donating 20% to Vasculitis Foundation
If you purchase a Black Denim Saugatuck Briefcase, a White & Black Denim Saratoga Satchel, or a Little Sandy Wallet, 20% of the sales will go to the Ilya Peckerman Fund, which benefits the Vasculitis Foundation.
Vasculitis is the inflammation of the body’s blood vessels and affected men, women, young and old. The actual cause of vasculitis is usually not known, but is believed to be caused by an irregularity in the immune system. There are many types of vasculitis; some can be so severe that the tissues and organs supplied by the affected vessels don’t get enough blood. This shortage of blood can result in organ and tissue damage, even death. Though many types of vasculitis are rare, some have higher levels of prevalence with certain demographics. For example, a form of vasculitis called Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) has a similar prevalence level as Parkinson’s Disease for those over 50 years of age…but much lower awareness with the general public.
About the Ilya Peckerman Fund
The Ilya Peckerman Fund was founded in 2010 in honor of Ilya Peckerman, a Wegener’s patient who lost his battle on December 18, 2009, just after his 56th birthday. The purpose of the fund is the raise funds for the Vasculitis Foundation’s Research Program through silent auctions, unique collaborations and the Shop 4 Vasculitis Campaign.
About the Vasculitis Foundation
The Vasculitis Foundation supports and empowers patients through education, awareness and research. The Vasculitis Foundation was founded in 1986 by Marilyn Sampson, a Wegener’s patient and registered nurse. The VF was established to alleviate the isolation that patients and their families experience when these life-threatening diseases affect them. The VF educates people diagnosed with vasculitis, raises awareness of vasculitis with the general public and the medical community, and funds research to help determine the cause, develop more effective treatments and ultimately discover the cure for the disease. In 2001 the VF established its Small Grant Research Program (now the Research Program) and has funded over $1,000,000 to research the cause and treatment of vasculitis. The Research Program funds studies seeking the cause(s) of vasculitis, more effective treatments and a cure for vasculitis. The VF Medical Consultants are among the world’s finest and most experienced doctors who care for patients and conduct research; they also provide free consultation to physicians treating patients with vasculitis. The Vasculitis Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.