Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Clinic for Special Children Fundraiser Auction

Saturday, September 19, 2009 at the Leola Produce Auction House in Leola is this years Benefit Auction for The Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg. The Clinic for Special Children is a non-profit medical and diagnostic service for children with inherited metabolic disorders in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The clinic was established to provide comprehensive medical care for children with chronic, complex medical problems due to inherited disorders. Under the direction of it's founder, Dr. D. Holmes Morton, the clinic specializes in biochemical disorders such as glutaric aciduria (GA1), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), Crigler-Najjar syndrome, medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD), and other disorders that occur in the Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania. The clinic cares for children with over 100 different genetic disorders and is recognized as one of the leading centers for the treatment of MSUD, GA1, and Crigler-Najjar syndrome. The mission of the clinic is to advance methods of newborn screening, to improve follow-up services, to develop better diagnostic methods, and to further clinical research in an ongoing effort to improve treatment and outcomes for children who suffer from rare inherited disorders. The clinic is funded through a combination of fees for services, benefit auction proceeds, and private contributions. Please come one and come all on the 19th and enjoy the sights and sounds of this very important community event. And be sure to check out to see who has availability for this and any weekend - we are ALL close to everything that Lancaster County has to offer.