Ascendis Pharma A/S Invites the Public to Attend “A Story of Courage: Living with Hypoparathyroidism” in Support of World Hypopara Awareness Day on June 1, 2021
Online event to include a live reading by Children’s Author, Ariana Feiner, whose short film documentary, A Story of Courage, has won 24 international awards
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND), a biopharmaceutical company that utilizes its innovative TransCon™ technologies to create new product candidates that address unmet medical needs, today announced an online event with members of the hypoparathyroidism community to be held on Tuesday, June 1 in support of World Hypopara Awareness Day.
The live, online event seeks to raise awareness of hypoparathyroidism worldwide and share Ariana Feiner’s uplifting message of hope and inspiration to those affected by chronic illness.
|Who:||Ariana Feiner, Children’s Author, Filmmaker and Educator|
|Liz Glenister, CEO and Founder, Parathyroid UK|
|Bob Sanders, Chairman of the Board, HypoPARAthyroidism Association, Inc.|
|What:||A Story of Courage: Living with Hypoparathyroidism will include remarks by members of the community, followed by a live reading and discussion|
|When:||June 1, 2021|
|12:00 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.)|
|3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)|
|8:00 p.m. British Summer Time (U.K.)|
|9:00 p.m. Central European Time (Europe)|
|Where:||Visit the event page at www.astoryofcourage.live for more information and to add to your calendar.|
About Hypoparathyroidism (HP)1,2,3,4,5,6
Hypoparathyroidism (HP) is a rare endocrine disorder characterized by insufficient levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), resulting in low calcium and elevated phosphate levels in the blood. HP affects approximately 200,000 patients in the United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea, the majority of whom develop the condition following damage or accidental removal of the parathyroid glands during thyroid surgery. Patients often experience decreased quality of life. In the short term, symptoms include weakness, severe muscle cramps (tetany), abnormal sensations such as tingling, burning and numbness (paresthesia), memory loss, impaired judgment and headache. Over the long term, this complex disorder can increase risk of major complications, such as extraskeletal calcium depositions occurring within the brain, lens of the eye, and kidneys, which can lead to impaired renal function.
About Ascendis Pharma A/S
Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by its core values of patients, science and passion, the company utilizes its TransCon technologies to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies.
Ascendis Pharma currently has a pipeline of three independent endocrinology rare disease product candidates and one oncology product candidate in clinical development. The company continues to expand into additional therapeutic areas to address unmet patient needs.
Ascendis is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with additional offices in Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany, in Palo Alto and Redwood City, California, and in Princeton, New Jersey.
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