Progress Report - December 1, 2021

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After only 17 months of fundraising, Heading to 2022 has achieved $1,008,736.60 in total donations. As of November 1, 2021 $975,942.50 or 97% has been transferred to the Stem Cell Diabetes Research team at the University of Alberta.

As we shared earlier, Dr. Shapiro and his team have moved into their new laboratory. Your donations have been used to hire additional researchers and to purchase vital new equipment such as incubators, bioreactors, and an automated cell counter.

Your generosity is helping to accelerate the development of a cure. The researchers are working on a plan to perform in-human clinical trials in 12-24 months. If successful, this would take four or five years off the normal time required to reach this critical milestone.

Dr. Shapiro is actively looking for patients to join various human trials that will ultimately lead to the Stem Cell trials. You can contact his research team directly at for more information on how you can become involved.

Click on the video link from November 3 to hear directly from Dr. Shapiro. He will take you into the lab, discuss the status of the research, and explain the exciting next steps on the road to a practical cure for diabetes.

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