Welcome to the 2017 Summer Scamper Team page of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University
We hope you will join our team at the Scamper and/or support our team as we join forces to raise money for the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research at Stanford University. 94% of our funding comes from continued private philanthropy, so every dollar makes a difference!
With your generous donations, the Center can continue its groundbreaking research on new therapies and treatments for allergies. The Center is currently conducting clinical trials and researching therapies for patients with multiple allergies. Research conducted by the Center gives hope that we can not only change lives, but save lives, now and in the future. Your donations make a significant difference in the lives of families coping with life-threatening allergies and asthma.
- For 100 million Americans, a simple encounter with the wrong food or environmental agent can trigger anything from a stuffy nose to life–threatening anaphylaxis.
- 1 in 8 people suffer from asthma. The coexistence of asthma and food allergy significantly increases a patient’s risk of severe reaction to food allergy
- The rate of people with food allergies is doubling approximately every 10 years
CDC Statistics report 2015
Our Center is a worldwide leader in developing therapies and prevention for severe food allergies. Under the leadership and vision of Dr. Kari Nadeau, the Center brings together a broad network of team members, working across multiple disciplines, to achieve what seems like an impossible dream: a lasting therapy for allergies and asthma.
For more information about the Center, please visit our website and join our Community to receive our quarterly eNews featuring research updates, invitations to talks led by the Center’s medical team and community outreach activities throughout the year.