GBS/CIDP Foundation International announces the establishment of the Benson Fellowship to fund Peripheral Inflammatory Neuropathy Fellowships
NARBERTH, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The GBS/CIDP Foundation International has established the Benson Fellowship to fund Peripheral Neuropathy Fellowships in honor of Robert Benson, a survivor of Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome, and his wife Estelle Benson. The Foundation voted to endow over $1,600,000 of its financial resources to initially fund the Fellowship.
The purpose of the Benson Fellowship is to encourage professional training in the peripheral inflammatory neuropathy area for medical doctors, and to encourage philanthropic support to help address this significant challenge within the medical community.
Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome (GBS), Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) are extremely rare peripheral inflammatory neuropathy disorders. These disorders can be life threatening or permanently disabling, so anyone who has one of these disorders needs to get the right diagnosis and the right treatment, right away.
About GBS/CIDP Foundation International
The Foundation, founded in 1981 by Robert and Estelle Benson, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families worldwide affected by GBS, CIDP, MMN, and their variants. This is accomplished by: providing a network for all patients, their caregivers and families; providing public and professional educational programs; sponsoring research; and engaging in patient advocacy.
Our vision is that every person afflicted with GBS, CIDP, MMN, and their variants has convenient access to early and accurate diagnosis, appropriate and affordable treatments, and dependable support services.
For further information, please contact:
Ken Singleton, Executive Director
GBS/CIDP Foundation International
104 ½ Forrest Avenue
Narberth, Pa 19072
SOURCE GBS/CIDP Foundation International