Summit for Stem Cell is a 501(c)(3) volunteer organization that works to fund research to treat the debilitating effects of Parkinson's disease. This extraordinary research project utilizes induced pluripotent stem cells to develop a patient specific (non-embryonic) stem cell therapy created from a patient's skin cells which are transformed into dopamine-producing neurons. The very thing a Parkinson's patient needs and a DNA match.
Summit for Stem Cell is a unique collaborative effort between patients, clinicians, scientists, volunteers, patient advocates, and the community at large in cooperation with The Scripps Research Institute and Scripps Clinic. Summit for Stem Cell is a non-profit organization that exists solely to fund and support this research project. Summit is working towards raising $4.5 million to attain FDA approval and make this treatment available to patients to eliminate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.