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Women’s World Snooker Champion teams up with The ED Society for tilt at the World Professional Championship

July 2020

We are excited to announce that Reanne Evans has chosen the ED Society to team up with, and help raise awareness of Ectodermal Dysplasia whilst competing in this years World Snooker Championship – Find out more here

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Reanne Evans

Can you help to “ACT It Out”

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Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol are looking for UK-based people with ED who are experiencing psychological / social difficulties related to looking different, to test ACT It Out, a prototype mobile app. ACT It Out is designed to help adults (18+) who have any different or unusual appearance live a fulfilling life by doing more of what matters to you and reducing the impact of appearance concerns.

If you are interested and would like more information, please email Fabio.zucchelli@uwe.ac.uk or call Fabio on 0117 32 83882 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday).

London Marathon 25th April 2021

Great news – the ED Society have managed to get a place for next year’s London Marathon, which has proven to be a really beneficial fundraiser to the Society in previous years.

If you think you would like to run the London Marathon on behalf of the ED Society, and you are confident you can drum up some big support and donations, please get in touch.

The place costs the ED Society £400, so it would be great if you know you will be able to raise more than this for us.

We will announce who the position will go to in August after a live draw.

Please let us know your interest by emailing info@edsociety.co.uk

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EspeRare Receives FDA Breakthrough Therapy

July 2020

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Thank you to EspeRare for their amazing work on continuing to research and develop a potential in-utero therapy that would provide functioning sweat glands for those born with XLHED – This is exciting research news to be sharing with you all

“This innovative treatment approach has the potential to fundamentally change the lives of these patients and may also pave the way for other prenatal treatments to correct genetic diseases before birth”

We are very fortunate to have members who wish to share their stories and ED journeys with us, either by writing articles for our newsletters or writing their own blogs! 

Head over to our Parents page to have a read and hopefully find some extra reassurance and support that you are not alone!

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