This brief report is to provide an update on the Canadian Dupuytren Society (CDS) progress, made possible by your donations. As you know, on September 1st 2020, the CDS launched its 3-year fundraising campaign to
- Expand Dupuytren and Ledderhose Disease (DD/LD) information on the website to meet patients’ needs.
- Co-fund scientific research on DD/LD (incidence, prevalence, causes, treatments).
- Facilitate the exchange of clinical knowledge about DD/LD among healthcare professionals
CDS could not have made progress without the generous giving of donors. With a
goal of $150,000 over three years, CDS raised over $ 40,000 in its first year.
During the year, dupuytrencanada.ca was enhanced with more information to
help DD/LD patients in their journey. The number of visits increased by 146%and
the number of inquiries grew by 50%. The visits originated primarily from Canada
and the US, but also from France and the UK and 20 other countries.
The new and improved CDS website is under construction
CDS is looking for partners to co-fund world-class research on DD/LD in Canada.
Our dedicated fund is growing toward our goal of $100,000.
In 2022, CDS will be launching the Canadian Dupuytren Award to recognize
exceptional Canada-based scientific publications on research and/or clinical
treatment of DD/LD. The first award of $2000 will be bestowed in 2023.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt appreciation
for your generous contribution to our progress.
You made a difference!
With our best wishes for the Holiday Season,
Canadian Dupuytren Society