New Jersey Countdown to a Cure
October 10, 2019
NephCure is thrilled to bring our premier fundraising event to New Jersey for the first time! Join us for a fabulous dinner, a thrilling live auction, and an opportunity to network with New Jersey's leading professionals. Our goal is to raise urgent funds to support the search to find a cure for FSGS and other causes of Nephrotic Syndrome.
Rocco Murdocca Sr. has met hundreds of people throughout the years; however, he never knew how passionate his network was until word began to spread about his son's FSGS diagnosis. Founder of PLUMBING NYC, Rocco Sr. realized that in combining his professional network with his network at NephCure, great strides towards awareness and change in rare kidney diseases could be made.
Throughout the research advancements NephCure has funded, which have led to groundbreaking clinical trials and new potential treatments, Rocco Sr. has a renewed hope that his son and all those struggling with Nephrotic Syndrome, FSGS, and other rare kidney diseases are moving towards a cure. He is constantly reading about the latest discoveries, gathering information and questions firsthand to present to doctors.
After Rocco Sr. selflessly donates his kidney to his son, he will be the honoree at New Jersey's first Countdown to a Cure surrounded by passionate individuals who are also helping to make a change, raise awareness, and fund a cure for kidney disease. NephCure Kidney International is proud to honor Rocco Murdocca Sr. at the inaugural New Jersey Countdown to a Cure this fall .
Distinguished Medical Honoree
Kenneth Lieberman, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center
Dr. Kenneth Lieberman is an internationally recognized expert on childhood nephrotic syndrome. He has extensively published, widely lectured, conducted clinical trials and served on many advisory committees in this field. He has been an innovator in the treatment of Nephrotic Syndrome having been a lead investigator in trials of cyclosporine, tacrolimus, ACTH and rituximab. He continues in this role pursuing novel treatments to improve the lives of patients. He is the founding chief of the sections of Pediatric Nephrology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and then at the Hackensack University Medical Center (his current position). He is one of the founding professors of Pediatrics at the newly inaugurated Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Dr. Lieberman is featured in many national “Best Doctor” databases and is a recipient of many awards for teaching excellence. He is especially proud to serve in various roles with a number of patient advocacy organizations including Nephcure, the National Organization of Rare Diseases, the aHUS Foundation, the Alport Syndrome Foundation and the Kidney and Urology Foundation of America.
But first and foremost Dr. Lieberman is a clinician and he has been caring for children with kidney diseases for almost 40 years. It is his unfailing dedication to his patients that has guided him over this time.
Proceeds from this event benefit NephCure Kidney International - a 501(c)3, to support the fight against FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome Kidney Diseases, the search for better treatments, and a cure.
For more information on NephCure Kidney International, FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome, please visit NephCure.org .