I had the pleasure of attending the Crohn’s MAP Vaccine Ball at Epsom Downs Racecourse to support the work being done to promote this vaccine.

I was joined by Councillor Arthur Hookway, snooker player Ali Carter and local celebrity Tim Vine.

The Crohn’s MAP Vaccine team came together to support the ground-breaking work of Prof. John Hermon-Taylor. It comprises a large group of volunteers all of whom are directly affected by Crohn’s disease. They believe the Crohn’s MAP Vaccine currently is the best hope of curing Crohn’s disease. This is based on over 30 years of research, hundreds of scientific papers and the contribution of scientists from all round the globe.

Their key objectives are to:

  1. To provide a comprehensive resource on the role of MAP in Crohn’s Disease;
  2. To provide the latest information about progress on the Crohn’s MAP Vaccine and MAP Test;
  3. To raise funds through the Kings College London charity (project MEN9150) to complete the work of Professor Hermon-Taylor on the MAP Diagnostic Test. The MAP Diagnostic Test is a key tool essential for conducting a clinical trial of the Crohn’s MAP Vaccine.

The event was a great success and I was pleased to lend my support to this important step to finding a cure for Crohn’s Disease. I want to thank them for inviting me and allowing me to speak, and I would encourage anyone interested in finding out more to check out their website.