St. Louis, MO, September 05, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The International Still’s Disease Foundation, Inc. (ISDF) has announced their official dissolution and relocation to a new home at IFAA - International Foundation for Autoimmune & Autoinflammatory Arthritis. The date of the transfer, September 7th, 2017, is also recognized as Still's Disease Awareness Day. It was selected to symbolize a new beginning for Still’s Disease advocacy, awareness, research, and support.
“I have struggled not only with my health but with the fear of what will happen to the ISDF if I can no longer continue the work we have done these past years. Thankfully, together with the IFAA, we have resolved this problem,” explains Patricia L. Boerner, President of the ISDF. “Not only will all of our resources be preserved, but I believe IFAA can continue our work and take it to a level even beyond what we were able to do. It's a win-win for the Still's community." Boerner, a patient living with Still's Disease, will also continue her advocacy efforts as a permanent advisor at IFAA. “We are honored to have been selected to carry on the work done by the ISDF and preserve their resources for those who need them," states IFAA Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany Westrich-Robertson. "Our primary goal initially is to make the transition as seamless as possible, so the Still's community is not disrupted in any way. From there we plan to focus strongly on awareness and research."
The Still’s Disease website, www.StillsDisease.org, their Facebook support group, and twitter account @StillsDisease will remain under the management of IFAA. Also upon dissolution, the ISDF will pass along any remaining donations to IFAA so that they can continue working for the Still's Disease community.
You can learn more about IFAA, an award-winning, Gold Rated nonprofit at Guide Star https://www.guidestar.org/profile/27-1214308
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