“As leaders in the industry, we continue to advance the science of the microbiome to improve human life, and support all organizations who are doing the same. We look forward to being part of this event and having the opportunity to make a wish come true.” Dr. Jessica Richman, PhD
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) June 01, 2018
On June 10th, uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, will be sponsoring the second annual Yog-A-Wish — a yoga charity event to benefit Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area. The event will be held at the San Jose Earthquakes Avaya Stadium, where attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy yoga classes taught by certified Bay Area instructors, as well as a health fair hosted by popular local vendors. Proceeds from the event will go to Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, which grants over 378 wishes per year, to children with life-threatening medical conditions. The average cost of one wish is $10,000. Yog-a-Wish will be hosted by the Silicon Valley Young Professionals Advisory Council of Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area.
“uBiome is delighted to sponsor this phenomenal event and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Jessica Richman, PhD, co-founder and CEO of uBiome. “As leaders in the industry, we continue to advance the science of the microbiome to improve human life, and support all organizations who are doing the same. We look forward to being part of this event and having the opportunity to make a wish come true. ”
As event sponsors, uBiome will host a booth where visitors can learn about the human microbiome and the advancements the company is making through its science, technology platforms, and products. All guests will receive free merchandise and women will have the opportunity to take a SmartJane™ kit to sample their vaginal microbiome. SmartJane is the first sequencing-based, doctor-ordered, at-home women’s health test to combine human papillomavirus (HPV) genotyping and sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing with information about the vaginal microbiome. SmartJane provides microbial correlations with health conditions like bacterial vaginosis, cervicitis, infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, bacterial vaginosis, and aerobic vaginitis. Interested individuals can request a test through their healthcare provider or by visiting the uBiome website.
“When a wish is granted, there is a universe of people who help make it possible,” said Jen Wilson, Marketing Director, Make a Wish Greater Bay Area. “Sponsors are part of that universe, so we are grateful for the support of the uBiome for helping us make more wishes come true for local children battling critical illnesses.
Each year, approximately 27,000 children between the ages of 3 and 18 are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. uBiome strives to be a resource to this population, as well as the larger patient community, not only by providing clinical microbiome tests but also by facilitating opportunities to enrich each individuals’ quality of life throughout their health journeys.
Yog-A-Wish will be held on June 10th between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
For additional event details or to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yog-a-wish-tickets-43412406677
About Make-a-Wish Greater Bay Area:
Together, we grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. In 2018 Make-A- Wish Greater Bay Area celebrates 34 years fulfilling magical wishes. During its first year of operation, in 1984, the chapter granted 27 wishes. Now one of the largest chapters nationwide, the Greater Bay Area grants 400 wishes per year and has granted over 8,000 wishes to date. The chapter covers 17 Northern California counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Marin, Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Siskiyou, Solano and Sonoma. The vision of Make-A- Wish is to grant a wish to every eligible child in its territory. Anyone can suggest a child for a wish. For more information or to refer a child for a wish, please call 415-982- 9474 or visit http://www.SF.Wish.org
Founded in 2012, uBiome is the world’s leading microbial genomics company with a mission to advance the science of the microbiome and make useful products to improve human life. uBiome is funded by Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and 8VC, as well as other leading investors. Since its launch, the company has received widespread recognition including CNN 10: Startups to Watch, the IVY Technology Award, CNN Future 30, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2016 and in Data Science in 2018.