EVERYDAY, 60 MILLION WOMEN ARE AT RISK OF HAVING A BABY BORN WITH SPINA BIFIDA
Actors Boris Kodjoe and his wife Nicole Ari Parker know first-hand about spina bifida and how it affects a child and family dynamics because their daughter, Sophie, was born with spina bifida.
They founded Sophie’s Voice Foundation (SVF) to further research that may offer viable solutions for better healthcare for children and adults living with spina bifida, to promote its prevention and to improve the quality of life for those living with spina bifida.
Spina bifida is a birth defect which can affect a child’s ability to walk and to control its bladder and bowel functions, and also affect its brain.
In December 2011, SVF established The Center for Spina Bifida Research, Prevention and Policy (CSB) at Emory University in Atlanta. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory School of Medicine and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory are also founding partners for this center which seeks to provide national and international leadership in healthcare for individuals with spina bifida. CSB initiatives include the global elimination of folic acid-preventable spina bifida and the transition for children from pediatric healthcare into accessible adult healthcare.
Make a donation to Sophie’s Voice Foundation today! With your financial support, you add your voice to help raise public awareness of spina bifida and its prevention – and you are helping to prevent needless birth incidences of a preventable birth defect.
Donate online at sophiesvoicefoundation.org via credit card or PayPal – or mail a check payable to Sophie’s Voice Foundation at the address below:
6300 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 347
Atlanta, GA 30339
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact SVF at: 404.377.1104
Sophie’s Voice Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
SPINA BIFIDA IS A PREVENTABLE BIRTH DEFECT – TAKE FOLIC ACID