"High Rise Network" Newsletter Features Cooley's Anemia Foundation

November 22, 2010 – The first issue of The High Rise Network, a quarterly newsletter from High Rise Fire and Security, features a look at the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and its fight against thalassemia.

Diane and Robert Aiello

Robert Aiello, Vice President of High Rise Fire and Security, contributes this article as the newsletter’s “Supporting Our Communities” spotlight, which focuses on charities or community events supported by the company. Aiello is a Board member of CAF and is very active in CAF’s Staten Island chapter. His wife has thalassemia. High Rise has supported CAF through the Staten Island chapter’s annual golf outing (of which Aiello is Chair) and the national office’s spring Gala.

A copy of the newsletter can be downloaded by clicking here.

CAF thanks High Rise Fire and Security for their valuable support and for helping to spread information about CAF and thalassemia.

Quick Quiz: Hepcidin
Several research projects which receive funding from CAF focus on hepcidin. What IS hepcidin?

A. The transport mechanism used in gene therapy.

B. A hormone that plays a role in iron regulation.

C. A method of measuring iron in the body.

D. A virus commonly associated with transfusion-related reactions.

Answer: B

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