‘Running for Research’ event raise $125,000 USD to fund a new microbiome study

As one of the event sponsors, Lallemand Health Solutions is glad to announce that ‘Running for Research’ event raised $125,000 USD to fund an upcoming microbiome study.

“2021 Running for Research has been more successful this year than ever before, with 51 teams working together to raise over $125,000 USD! This money will be used to begin a study of the gut microbiome of persons with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), led by Dr. Jennifer Miller and the Prader-Willi Syndrome Research Fund at the University of Florida.”, confirms Rikka Bos, Director of Development and Communications for the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA).

“Each and single team did such an amazing job! In a time where plans were constantly changing, ‘Running for Research’ was no exception. We commend our teams for their flexibility in having the Disney races switching to virtual, our alternative Gainesville race going virtual, and ultimately all races being virtual. We are so proud of all the work our teams did in fundraising and running their races. We had racers of all ages and completing a wide variety of distances. We can’t thank everyone enough, and are also extremely grateful to our sponsors, for their support of ‘Running for Research.’” Expressed Dr. Jennifer Miller, a lead researcher at the University of Florida and PWS care specialist.

The group have put together a heartwarming video highlighting many of the runners as they undertake their virtual runs: https://youtu.be/euzU8mePDwc

About University of Florida Health

The University of Florida Health is an academic health center and part of one of the U.S nation’s Top 10 public research universities. UF Health represents the commitment of more than 26,500 employees to reach higher and farther, both translating scientific discoveries into patient care advances and implementing them to help people get back to living their best possible life.

About Prader‐Willi Syndrome Association |USA

Formed in 1975, Prader‐Willi Syndrome Association | USA is a nonprofit organization that unites individuals and families with professionals and organizations to empower those affected by Prader-Willi syndrome. PWSA | USA supports the PWS community by providing education and support, raising awareness, and funding life-changing research. https://www.facebook.com/PWSAUSA

 About Dr. Jennifer Miller, professor of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida

Jennifer Miller is a Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Florida. Dr. Miller’s research focuses on treatment of individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome and early-onset obesity.  Most of her research efforts currently, are focused on identifying the etiology and possible treatment for hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome. She has been working with individuals with Prader-Willi syndrome and early-onset obesity for the past 18 years. She currently follows over 400 patients with Prader-Willi syndrome from around the world and over 100 patients with early-onset morbid obesity from across the USA. She is currently working on developing clinical treatment trials for individuals of all ages with Prader-Willi syndrome.



Marilou Luneau, Content Manager, Lallemand Health Solutions