Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) is an inherited disease that affects cilia - tiny, hair-like structures that line the respiratory tract, middle and inner ear, reproductive organs and ventricles of the brain. When ciliary function is lost, it can cause breathing problems, chronic infections, and other disorders. The impact of this damage, especially in the lungs, can be devastating.
The PCD Foundation was started to address severe unmet needs in the PCD patient community, and to provide the leadership and resources needed to support increased research, accelerated diagnosis, improved health, and ultimately, a cure for PCD. For more information about the PCD Foundation, please visit the PCD Foundation website.
The PCD Foundation is a patient advocacy organization reliant upon philanthropy to expand programs and support initiatives focused on finding a cure for PCD. Your generosity enables us to ‘Clear the Way’ for PCD patients through our network of expert care and research centers, advocacy, education and support for families.
Thank you for your commitment to support the efforts of the PCD Foundation in our mission of improving the lives of families affected by PCD. Together, we can create a healthier future for the PCD community.
October is PCD Awareness Month, a time to recognize individuals and families affected by PCD, raise awareness, and emphasize the importance of supporting enhanced care and research for PCD.
We invite you to join us in supporting the PCD community this month by donating, by registering to host a fundraising page or by or organizing an event of your own. 'Clear the Way for PCD Awareness Month' is a campaign to raise $10,000 nationally for the PCD Foundation. This campaign runs throughout the month of October.
This PCD Awareness Month, let’s come together to help ‘Clear the Way’ for a cure.