The NPKUA is committed to building a national awareness. We encourage local organizations, volunteers, and donors to come together to coordinate walks, runs, golf tournaments, picnics and camps to spread PKU awareness and raise funds for research because these events benefit you personally.
It is these types of local events that have funded the academic research that has led to the commercial development of more treatment options for PKU – including Kuvan, PEG-PAL and GMP. These advancements exist because adults and families came together on the local level to fund the work so these innovations could be picked up by industry leaders.
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Starting November 2nd and running until National PKU Awareness Day on December 3rd 2015, Nutricia North America is challenging the PKU Community along with their family and friends to a Pushups4PKU Challenge to help raise awareness and money for PKU.
Nutricia will donate $5 to the NPKUA and CANPKU for each video of a person or group of people doing at least 5 push-ups in support for PKU. Anyone can do it! You can do the push-ups on your knees, on your toes, or even against a wall. For those who may be physically restricted, you can lift a can of formula in the air 5 times or get creative. Just be sure to hashtag #NutriciaMetabolics and #Pushups4PKU so that they can count all the videos. You can also post it on their Facebook or Instagram accounts. Don't forget to challenge your friends and spread the message!
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