CPID to Raise Funds for Kids

CPID to Raise Funds for Kids CPID to Raise Funds for Kids

The Children’s Medical Center of Tehran will host the 6th festival of the Charity for Patients with Immunodeficiency Disorders (CPID) during summer.

The public relations office of the charity said 80 food, handicrafts and jewelry stalls will be set up. A unique feature will be the presence of donors and other charity institutions.  

Women patrons will dish out Iranian and foreign gourmet and young handicraft artists will display their works for sale. All the proceeds will go towards treatment of children with immunodeficiency.

The festival will also host participants from different parts of the country who will showcase their products.

Cultural and artistic programs, such as poetry reading sessions by well-known poets Alireza Badi and Garous Abdolmalekian, music performance by popular vocalists, play reading sessions by renowned theatre artists and children’s programs are on the agenda.

Commemorating two young victims of immunodeficiency disorders, Sheida and Nikoo, the CPID was founded in 2011 by the late children’s families and relatives in support of immunodeficiency patients. Immunodeficiency disorders don’t get much attention as they are not considered “special diseases.”

The CPID has also held different cultural programs and festivals to raise funds for charity.

Earlier, Atila Pesyani, renowned actor, had organized a function to introduce theatre and cinema artists as ambassador of CPID on the World Primary Immunodeficiency Day (April 29).

Immunodeficiency or immune deficiency is a condition in which a person’s immune system’s ability to fight infectious disease is compromised or entirely absent. A person who has an immunodeficiency disorder of any kind is said to be immunocompromised and may be particularly vulnerable to opportunistic infections, in addition to normal infections. Such patients need an average of 20g Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) monthly, which costs $380.

CPID is dedicated to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for persons with primary immunodeficiency disorders through advocacy, education and financial support.