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2014 San Diego, CA – Skate for Parkinson’s
Sunday, November 30th, 2014
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.
The 2014 Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon is back in town, it will take place on Sunday November 30th. The race consists of six laps around Fiesta Island in Mission Bay, with the top winners sharing product giveaways from the greatest and latest in the long skate industry.
Committed to not only fitness and endurance, the Adrenalina Skateboard Marathon will also support the community. A portion of each registration fee will be donated to Summit4StemCell.
Summit4StemCell (S4SC) is a grass roots, volunteer fund raising organization supporting non-embryonic stem cell research conducted by Jeanne Loring Ph.D. and Melissa Houser, M.D. S4SC operates under the nonprofit status of the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego (PASD). Summit4StemCell inspired a partnership with PASD, The Scripps Clinic in La Jolla and the Scripps Research Institute in an effort to further the fight against Parkinson’s through this promising research.
Summit 4 Stem Cell Mission: To fund non-embryonic stem cell research that will result in a treatment for Parkinson’s while inspiring people with the disease to move beyond their physical limitations.
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There’s a 3:30 time limit to complete the 26.2 mile race. Race starts at 6:30AM on Sunday November 30th at Fiesta Island in Mission Bay. Fiesta Island will be closed to all traffic (including bicycles) from 6:00am to 10:00am .
Beginners can chose to compete in the One Lap Race, only 4.37 miles. YOU MUST ARRIVE BY 6:00AM TO PICK UP YOUR TIMING CHIP.
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More than three million people in the United States, and 30 million more worldwide, have a neuro- logical disorder. At The Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Clinic we have made extraordinary progress in finding ways to help these pat- ients with non-embryonic stem cells. We are now moving into the final stages preparing for human trials to help us reverse the devastating effects of Parkinson’s disease using patients’ own cells. We are con- fident that our success will pave the way for curing many other untreatable disorders. We need your help to make this vision become reality.
How it works:
Shinya Yamanaka, PhD, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2012 for his discovery that activating a set of genes in any adult cell type can convert them into pluripotent stem cells. These cells are called induced pluripotent stem cells and have been “repro- grammed” to behave just like embryonic stem cells, but no embryonic tissue is needed.
In about 50 days,patient stem cells differentiateinto dopaminergic neurons, creating beautiful neural networks
We have converted skin cells from our Parkinson’s dis- ease patients into stem cells, then developed them into the same dopaminergic neu- rons lost in their brains through the course of the disease. These new cells are perfect for use as a cell therapy. Since they are made from a patient’s own cells, they can be transplanted into the same patient without rejection. The same tech-nique could be used to treat other disorders such as diabetes and heart disease.