Actor Dick Van Dyke will become the first ever Cell Therapy Foundation spokesperson. In this role, Mr. Van Dyke will help the foundation to advance awareness about the benefits of adult stem cell research for new treatments for debilitating conditions such as heart disease, peripheral artery disease (PAD), arthritis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) and neurological illnesses, cancer, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and more.
Mr. Van Dyke is scheduled to record a series of public service announcements focused on educating the public that adult stem cells, which come from bone marrow, fat, umbilical cord blood and placenta, skin, muscle, and other sources, have healing functions that are leading to new therapies for many diseases. An avid graphic artist and animation hobbyist, Mr. Van Dyke will also participate in the development of an animation film project that will visually explain the repair functionality of adult stem cells in a fun and creative way.
“I am truly impressed by the potential that adult stem cell research has already shown and am hopeful that by getting the message to more people, we can fund additional research that could positively impact thousands of lives around the world,” said Mr. Van Dyke.
The Cell Therapy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation created in 2007 to advance public awareness and financial support of adult stem cell research.
Visit www.celltherapyfoundation.org to learn more.
(Source: Press Release)