2020 FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS

2020 FUNDRAISING EVENTS AND CAMPAIGNS

The MH Paradox Foundation’s first fundraising event to support a pilot study by Harvard Medical School psychiatrist and researcher Christopher M. Palmer, M.D., on the efficacy of the ketogenic diet to treat psychosis, is scheduled for November 13, 2020.   

UPDATE: Given the COVID-19 gathering restrictions impacting California as of March 19, 2020, the live event is now on hold pending further developments and announcements regarding the evolving gathering restrictions issued by applicable governing authorities.  Given the many uncertainties surrounding a live gala in 2020, and the importance and urgency of the research we are supporting, a Gofundme charitable fundraiser has been launched [CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW] instead to raise the funds for the research study described below.

MH Paradox Foundation Dinner and Fundraiser

When: 11/13/20 at 6PM (On Hold)

Location: The Thursday Club
1224 Santa Barbara Avenue, San Diego, California 92106

Purpose: The net proceeds of this fundraiser  (and the now-live Gofundme campaign) will be given to fund a pilot study conducted by Christopher M. Palmer, M.D. (and affiliates) with McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School of the application of the medical ketogenic diet to treat symptoms of some of the most serious and treatment refractory psychiatric conditions.  The pilot study will include 40 people with the diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder who are stable on medications but still having both positive and negative symptoms. This will be an eight week trial and all foods will be provided to the participants in the study.  People will be randomized to either the ketogenic diet or a control diet (such as the American Heart Association diet).  The study will also include neuroimaging of metabolic brain function before the treatment and again toward the end of the treatment.  Dr. Palmer’s group will also be studying the microbiome both before and during the treatment. They will be assessing a wide variety of inflammatory markers and other blood markers.  Of course, the study will also be assessing clinical symptoms of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder to see if the intervention results in improvement of symptoms.  

How Much?  Our fundraising goal is $350,000 which will fully fund this study.  To make a tax-deductible donation now, please visit our Gofundme campaign: HERE

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Please contact The MH Paradox Foundation via Anne Rauch tcj.annerauch@gmail.com.