June 30, 2006

Compassionate Kids: Nurturing A Passion for Compassion in Children

“There are ways to teach children other than using the lecture approach. Get them involved in things they like, something representative of them that will pull them in and teach them.”
Michelle Pfeiffer, Anna’s Angels co-founder/director

Click here to download the full article from the May/June 2006 issue of Cary Living.

May 31, 2006

Anna’s Angels: Giving Wings to Down Syndrome Research

When Anna Merrills was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) at the age of 16 months, her family was told that having Down syndrome much improved Anna’s prospects for recovery. While children with Down syndrome have a greater risk of developing AML, they also respond to treatment better than other children with AML, and their survival rates are as high as 85 percent, compared with 50 to 55 percent for other children. No one knows why.

Click here to view the article in the Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center May 2006 Spring Newsletter.

April 30, 2006

Cary Organization Spearheads National Medical Research

Anna’s Angels Foundation funds important studies in Iron Deficiency Anemia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cardiac Defects, and the National Down Syndrome Registry.

Click here to see the full article in the March/April 2006 issue of Cary Magazine.

August 31, 2005

Anna’s Angels Gala raises over $42,000!

On April 2, 2005 we had our 2nd annual Anna’s Angels Gala and raised over $42,000! We are now in our 2nd annual grant application process and will be funding new research shortly.

Read more about Anna’s Angels in the March/April 2005 or July/August 2005 issue of Cary Magazine.

April 30, 2004

First Black Tie Gala for Anna’s Angels

On April 30th, 2004 we had our first black tie Gala sponsored by The Raleigh Jaycees. The event was a great success that raised approximately $17,000.

Click here to read about the Anna’s Angels Gala in the July 2004 issue of Cary Magazine.

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