TIDE-BC is on the march! It all started with a Rare Disease Foundation Microgrant and now TIDE-BC is directing the only program in the world where children with intellectual disability can be screened for all 85 treatable causes of their condition. They have gone on to garner widespread support and are energizing the community in several directions.
During the first year of TIDE-BC, treatable genetic conditions were diagnosed in more than 5% of the 200 children evaluated with the TIDE-BC Protocol in divisions of biochemical diseases, neurology and medical genetics at BC Children’s Hospital. Early diagnosis allows initiation of proper treatment improving health outcomes. TIDE BC has also discovered new treatable conditions and developed new treatments.
Help support them to take things to the next level on Saturday, September 28 at their unique Tour de Tide care rally.