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Weʼre raising £5,000 to help raise awareness of Kawasaki Disease, the #1 cause of acquired heart disease in children in the UK. Early diagnosis protects tiny hearts

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Kawasaki disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the UK and the western world. It's time we changed that.
We have an enormous task to do. But we are going to do it.
TOGETHER we will.
Join us and help us protect tiny hearts. You can make a difference.
Awareness of this often pernicious disease is currently poor. Slow diagnosis and delayed treatment of Kawasaki Disease can cause serious, life-long health issues.
Children affected by Kawasaki Disease have excellent chances of a good recovery with timely diagnosis and the correct treatment. At Societi we know that recognizing Kawasaki Disease early is THE transformational opportunity to prevent what can be devastating effects from Kawasaki Disease.
<> Kawasaki Disease has lots of symptoms in common with other childhood illnesses so it is often misdiagnosed - this means lifelong heart damage for too many children
<> Each year in the UK there are more cases of Kawasaki Disease than bacterial meningitis! Everyone would spot meningitis and know what to do, because of brilliant awareness raising work by MRT. We need everyone to recognise Kawasaki Disease too
<> 28% of children in the UK affected by Kawasaki Disease today have some impact on their heart
<> 24% of children have coronary artery aneurysm(s) leaving a lifelong impact
<> This year in the UK, up to 3% of those children affected by Kawasaki Disease will die
By raising awareness across policy makers and funders, the medical community and the general public, Societi aims to allow children to have access to a quick diagnosis, correct treatment and appropriate long term support.
We have an enormous task to do. But we are going to do it.
Kawasaki Disease is the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children in the UK. It's time we changed that.
TOGETHER we will.
Join us and help us protect tiny hearts. You can make a difference.​

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      Rachael McCormack

      Rachael McCormack

      Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

      Hello! Firstly, a HUGE thank you to all our brilliant supporters xx. We couldn't plan next steps without you. Every single donation motivates us to do even more, push even harder. We've the 2nd national Steering Group in April led by Societi, a UK conversation on Kawasaki Disease

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