Members of the Kelsey family will host the Live Oak Legacy Dinner at River Oaks Country Club on Wednesday, October 17th, to support the Kelsey Research Foundation, an organization dedicated to advancing medical research, improving health and preventing and treating disease. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by a seated dinner during which guests will be educated on the research being conducted by the Foundation through an informative video. Following the video, guest speaker Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic and co-author with Dr. Mehmet Oz of YOU: The Owner’s Manual series, will discuss the importance of gut health as a key to longevity. The funds raised will support the research efforts of the Kelsey Research Foundation (KRF)-UTHealth Center for Microbiome Research, which was established in 2014 as a collaboration between KRF and UTHealth’s McGovern Medical School and School of Public Health.
The KRF-UTHealth Center for Microbiome Research is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the gut microbiome and its possibilities to modify disease and improve health through the development and use of a capsule product. To date, the KRF has successfully treated approximately 200 patients with a pure disorder of gut microbiota called Clostridium difficile infection (C. Diff) through a fecal microbiota transplantation capsule product. Early research has indicated the same treatment method may also produce improvements in Parkinson’s disease, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome patient function, disease and quality of life. As more detailed findings on cause and effect of alterations in the gut microbiota and disease are demonstrated, KRF’s research will help bring microbiome restoration therapy to market as a low-cost, high-science treatment for millions of patients who suffer from these diseases. Table sponsorships begin at $5,000 and individual tickets are $500. [Organizer's description]