2017 Cure the Cycle Challenge
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Goal $3,000.00


Dear Friends, Family and Supporters;

Do you enjoy an occasional burger, or perhaps a fish, chicken or even vegetarian meal with protein? Children with urea cycle disorders (UCDs) can’t – or at least they need to be very careful. They are born with a deficiency in one of several enzymes necessary to detoxify ammonia, which is produced in our intestines when we eat protein, and even small amounts protein can cause life-threatening illness.

Having just finished as Chief Medical Resident at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland and about to begin his full time position with Kaiser San Rafael this fall, Brent has a special interest in nutrition and spent over two years in Thailand involved in cross-border nutritional support programs for internally displaced Burmese children. A gastroenterologist and former chief of GI at UCSF, Bruce was involved in the development of a drug now approved for treatment of children and families living with UCDs.

The National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation (NUCDF) is the major UCD patient support group in the US and internationally. We will be virtual riders on August 20 in support of the NUCDF. Please visit the NUCDF website www.nucdf.org to learn more about UCDs and thank you for considering a contribution which can be made online (see below) or by a check payable to National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation and sent to the NUCDF at 75 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105 or to us (45 St Francis Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94127) for forwarding. We greatly appreciate your support

Brent & Bruce Scharschmidt


Thank you for your support! Your donation is tax-deductible and 100% of your pledge goes to support the mission of the National Urea Cycle Disorders Foundation. For more information on UCDs, please visit the Foundation website at CureUCD.org.


  • carolyn (about 12 hours ago)


  • Peter (about 2 days ago)

    Good luck!

  • Babette (about 3 days ago)

    Good luck!

  • George (about a week ago)


  • Teresa (about a week ago)

    Wonderful to see the Scharschmidt team effort for UCD research

  • Lawrence (about a week ago)

    Congratulations and good luck!

  • Dion (about a week ago)

    Have a good ride Bruce!

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