Updated: May 31
Birdshot Uveitis Society of North America is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary with a special fundraiser. In an effort to raise funds for birdshot research, the Pennsylvania-based nonprofit is offering birthday calendars that feature photographs of birds that were taken by Americans and Canadians with Birdshot Uveitis.
Birdshot Uveitis is a rare autoimmune disease of the eye that affects fewer than 1 in 200,000 people. Its inflammation is most often managed by autoimmune suppressants and steroids; however diagnosis and treatment can be a challenge and there is no proven cure. More than 99% of “birdies” carry the same genetic marker, HLA-A29.
This past April, followers of our Facebook posts submitted thirty photographs for this special fundraiser. The winning entries were chosen according to their clarity, focus, and artistry. Congratulations to Michelle Austin, Jan Beckman, Gwenn Brenner, Amanda Garner, Christine Griffith, Lynn Litzelman, Jenat McClelland, Andrea Munk, Leanne Oswald, & Mari Schlorff! Sincere thanks to all who submitted photographs. It was not an easy decision!
What exactly is a birthday calendar? Each month has its own page but instead of having blocks for the days, there are lines on which you can write in the name of someone celebrating their birthday or anniversary. And at the end of the year there’s no need to rewrite the dates into a new calendar because these beautiful BUSNA birthday calendars will last for years!
Help us as we aim for clearer vision!
Birdshot Uveitis Society of North America (BUSNA) is a volunteer organization comprised of persons diagnosed with Birdshot Uveitis. BUSNA provides information and support for North American birdshot patients and it raises funds for Birdshot Uveitis research. For more information, please visit our website.
Birdies, friends, family and medical professionals
are invited to join our BUSNA community at Join us! | Mysite (busna.org)