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Growth Awareness Week

Media Resources

MAGIC Foundation strives to educate the public about the important of measuring growth and overall endocrine health. Since MAGIC deals with growth disorders, many of our members' children take growth hormone. Here are some facts about growth hormone therapy that are not widely known or understood:

  • Growth is not the only thing affected by hormone replacement therapy. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) promotes bone growth, cell production and regeneration, as well as other important functions in a healthy endocrine system.
  • Children taking growth hormone do not do so to become tall. Growth hormone therapy in children is used so that they can experience normal expected growth where there is an underlying condition inhibiting proper growth patterns.

Certain families are willing to share their personal stories in an effort to help others. However, we do have safety nets in place to protect them. 

1. You will not be given contact details- only names. Families matching your needs will be contacted by us and given your contact information.

2. We do not work with any type of media which involves disguises, sensationalism or other tactics which would be harmful to "our" children or members. If you are interested in our Educational Outreach efforts in a fair and protective way, we will work tirelessly and diligently with you. To schedule an interview with a MAGIC representative or affected family Contact: Dianne Kremidas, Executive Director at Dianne@magicfoundation.org or call (708) 383-0808. DOWNLOADS 2014 GAW Press Release Fact Sheet

MAGIC Foundation Fact Sheet

Services we Provide

Quarterly Newsletter

  • The Growing Times- all divisions dealing with children
  • The MAGIC Star- for adults with Endocrine Disorders

Worldwide Networking

  • Networking families with similar disorders for support and communication

Annual Convention

  • Over 1,000 attendees for 2015
  • 30 Educational Speakers
  • Exhibits-giving parents the opportunity to meet with pharmaceutical representatives and home health care providers
  • Social and  networking activities

Educational Materials

  • 25 educational brochures
  • Distributed to endocrinologists free of charge

Toll Free Helpline

  • Available throughout the United State and Canada

Web Site

  • Online Newsletters (with membership)
  • Educational  Web Casts
  • All educational brochures
  • Research participation information
  • Other information on the foundation’s activities

Physician Referrals

  • National office maintains a current list of board certified pediatric and adult endocrinologists to assist families with referrals

Public Education and Awareness Programs

  • Growth Screenings
  • School nurse educational programs
  • National Convention
  • Supplies media sources with growth disorders information

Specific Divisions

  • Growth hormone Deficiency
  • Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Russell Silver Syndrome/SGA
  • Septo Optic Dysplasia/Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
  • Precocious Puberty
  • Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome
  • Rare Disorder-covering all other disorders
  • Hypophosphatasia

Network Coordinators

  • Genital and Reproductive Anomalies
  • Sheehan’s Syndrome
  • Graves Disease and Adult Thyroid Disorders
  • Down Syndrome (growth related)
  • Chronic Renal Insufficiency
  • Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF-1)

Special Interest Groups

  • School Accommodations
  • Sensory Integration Disorder

Downloads

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MAGIC Ribbons

Let's be honest, most people don't care-and are not even aware of the importance of children's growth or adult issues until it personally impacts them. Therefore, it is REALLY hard to spread the word about the challenges faced. Fight the ignorance! Our medical challenges are legitimate! Use any of these ribbons throughout the year if you would like to...but please wear it for the Growth Awareness Campaign!

  • Print/use any of the following Digital Ribbons
    • as your email signature picture
    • for your websites
    • Facebook profiles etc.
  • (Click on the pictures for the larger versions and then save them to your computer.) Click here to download Ribbons for your Facebook profile picture-(already presized to meet their requirement.)
  
     
     
         

 

 

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