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Dinner to Benefit Research into Disease

Daily Herald - October 11, 2007

Everything is a challenge for Buffalo Grove resident Ilyce Randell and her family, but the latest challenge could double donations to Canavan Research Illinois. Read More

Family's Fight Helps Son, Others

Pioneer Press - October 4, 2007

Max Randell, 9, of Buffalo Grove has Canavan disease, but his family believes he is just as normal as any kid his age. Read More

Up There With Spidey

Chicago Tribune Magazine - July 1, 2007

Spider-Man and M.J. may be summer's crime-fighting supercouple, but Ilyce Randell and her mother, Peggy Shapiro-Nyeholt, are the dynamic duo striking a blow against Canavan disease. Read More

Woman's devotion challenges Canavan disease

Daily Herald - June 5, 2007

Even though life is already chock full of challenges for Buffalo Grove resident Ilyce Randell and her family, they found one they couldn't resist.. Read More

Scoopers’ to dish up treats for charities

Daily Herald - May 25, 2007

Dueling guest “scoopers” will pit their fundraising technique against each other in “Scoops for Charities” this weekend at The Continental Restaurant, 788 S. Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove. Read More

Ilyce Randell - Efforts to the Max

Chicago Jewish News - 2006

Ilyce is voted one of top ten Jewish Chicagoans of the year 2006. Read More

Saturday's gala charity ball helps fight Canavan disease

Daily Herald - October 20, 2006

For families with children who have Canavan disease, the recent proclamation by Gov. Rod Blagojevich making October Canavan Disease Awareness Month came at a perfect time. Read More

Canavan Revisited...

Chicago Jewish News - October 6, 2006

Due to the hard work of Ilyce Randell, director of Canavan Research Illinois, and her mother, Peggy Shapiro-Nyeholt, vice president of the same organization, October has been proclaimed as Canavan Disease Awareness Month. Read More

Mother, Daughter prove popular in online contest

Pioneer Press - July 6, 2006

Peggy Shapiro-Nyeholt said that as a child, her daughter Ilyce Randell loved the book The Little Engine That Could. Read More

Buffalo Grove women to donate contest win of $50,000 to charity

Daily Herald - June 2, 2006

It's not every day that you get a check for $25,000. Even more unusual - your mother gets one too. But, Ilyce Randell of Buffalo Grove and her mother, Peggy Shapiro-Nyeholt of Des Plaines, won't be keeping the money. Read More

A Buffalo Grove Woman's efforts worth $50,000

Daily Herald - April 8, 2006

A Buffalo Grove woman who is the driving force behind a not-for-profit agency working to end neuro-degenerative disorders is a finalist in a nationwide contest that could net her charity up to $50,000. Read More

Efforts to the MaX

Chicago Jewish News - June 2, 2006

If you're looking for someone who exemplifies the adage that one person can change the world, Ilyce Randell is your woman. Read More

Benefit salutes those working to find cure for rare Canavan disease

Daily Herald - October 28, 2005

Rarely do a dozen kids, some of them charity beneficiaries, attend fundraising balls. But, Canavan Research of Illinois has never let norms stand in its way. Read More

Have Cake and Help Others too

Daily Herald - May 4, 2005

Help Canavan Research by ordering desserts at the Continental Restaurant. Read More

Technique used on Max may impact millions

Daily Herald - October 22, 2004

Gene Therapy for Canavan disease - Ilyce & Max Randell. Epilepsy, Parkinson's and some type of brain tumors and spinal disorders. Read More

Wilmette resident Clint Krislov

Pioneer Press - Nov. 25, 2004

Wilmette resident Clint Krislov was recently honored as the recipient of the Canavan Research Illinois Humanitarian Award for his advocacy on behalf of the children battling Canavan disease. Read More

Crusading for a cure

Daily Herald - April 12, 2004

"Ilyce Randell chosen by the Daily Herald as this year's local Make A Difference Day winner." A Buffalo Grove mom set out to save her son, raising awareness and a half-million dollars in the battle against Canavan disease. Ilyce Randell could have followed the doctor's advise to put 5-month-old Max in nursing home and allow the rare genetic disorder known as Canavan disease to slowly claim his life.
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