Since inception in 1968 has provided funding for over 750 pediatric and adult cancer researchers worldwide studying all forms of cancer
Specifically providing funding to new investigators, Cancer Immunology Research Foundation helps bridge a gap that currently exists in the scientific research community and provides critically needed start-up funds for promising projects
84.81% of funds are dedicated to research
Focus on the mission to fund the best research in the areas of the genetics of cancer, cancer cell biology, cancer immunology and immunotherapy
Concentrates funding in immunology which begs a fundamental question: What causes a person's natural immune system to break down and allow inactive cancer cells to become active, and how can science help the body repair itself to fight off cancer?
A national research organization at the forefront of developing treatments and cures for vision-robbing retinal diseases
Raised more than $600 million to support hundreds of the world’s leading retinal experts
Facilitates five treatment areas: genetics, gene therapy, cell-based therapies, nutrition and prosthetics. Research targets the spectrum of inherited retinal diseases, including retinitis pigmentosa (RP), age-related macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, Stargardt disease, choroideremia and Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). The Foundation
Work has led to breakthrough advancements, including the FDA-approved Argus II, or “bionic retina,” which is used by people completely blinded by RP to detect light and increase mobility
Landmark gene therapy for LCA has restored vision in 100 people in clinical trials. And three human studies for gene therapies targeting choroideremia are up and running
4 to 12 million men, women, and children in the US have IC
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a chronic bladder condition that usually consists of multiple symptoms. Most IC patients have recurring pelvic pain, pressure, or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, and urinary frequency (needing to go often) and urgency (feeling a strong need to go). IC may also be referred to as painful bladder syndrome (PBS), bladder pain syndrome (BPS), and chronic pelvic pain
Common overlapping conditions include Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sjögren’s Syndrome, and TMJ
Only non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare and lives of people living with IC. The ICA provides advocacy, research funding, and education to ensure early diagnosis and optimal care with dignity for people affected by IC
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting lung cancer research. Its mission is to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the second leading cause of all deaths in the US and the number one cause of cancer death worldwide.
There is a critical gap in funding for lung cancer research.
Together, we can create a world free of lung cancer.
Medical Research Charities
MRC’s mission is to support the discovery of successful treatments and cures for some of life’s most dreaded diseases.
MRC is a Federation of charities that are solely dedicated to research, prevention, education and advocacy.
Your donation to an MRC member charity can be made with the confidence that it will be used to help find effective treatments and cures for diseases.
We put our charities under the microscope so you don’t have to.
Multiple Sclerosis is considered by many to be an autoimmune disorder that attacks the central nervous system
The disease progresses slowly and can be mild to debilitating with symptoms such as blurred vision, poor coordination, slurred speech, loss of memory and more
It is estimated that over 2 million people worldwide suffer from multiple sclerosis and there currently is no cure
Multiple Sclerosis National Research Institute (MSNRI) conducts research to understand the cause of MS (and other autoimmune disorders) and to develop new treatments for the disease
MSNRI collaborates with scientific labs around the United States and the world using the Institute’s synthetic combinatorial peptide libraries to identify possible treatments and cures for MS and other autoimmune disorders
World’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research
Demonstrated a firm commitment to saving lives and finding a cure for prostate cancer over the last two decades
Unique in its innovative approach to medical research funding
Has been a pioneer in new drug development, providing key funding for FDA-approved treatments that improve survivorship since its inception
Has helped lower the U.S. death rate from prostate cancer by more than 50% by funding leading-edge research with innovative treatments now reaching patients
Provides hope for men diagnosed with prostate cancer by connecting patients, loved ones, care providers, and scientists to critical updates, new developments, best practices, and the latest news from the treatment pipeline
TheOne of the world's largest, private, non-profit medical research organizations — stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of health and disease.
7 FDA approved drugs derived from Scripps Research discoveries, with more than 25 more candidates in the pipeline.
2 Nobel Laureates and 9 members of the Academy of Medicine serve on the Scripps Research faculty.
Top 10 ranked Graduate Program in biology and chemistry (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report)
Awarded more than $130 million in research grants to more than 100 prominent research institutions nationwide
Founded in 1993 by ESPN and former North Carolina State basketball coach Jim Valvano
Recently funded research by V Scholar Dr. Luis Carvajal-Carmona and his team, resulting in a discovery that Hispanic women have a lower risk of developing breast cancer than their Caucasian, African-American or Asian counterparts
Awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs
The United Leukodystrophy Foundation (ULF) addresses the unique needs and concerns of patients, families, and professionals whose lives are touched by the devastating diseases of the leukodystrophies and related disorders
The ULF serves individuals and families affected by leukodystrophy by exchanging information and promoting progress on research, treatment and prevention
As the only voluntary health agency in the U.S. providing support for all the leukodystrophies and related white matter disorders, the ULF aids care givers in the better treatment and care of affected patients and helps families’ better deal with the genetic and fatal disorder in the family
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Medical Research Charities' mission is to support the discovery of successful treatments and cures for some of life’s most dreaded diseases. MRC is a Federation of charities that are solely dedicated to research, prevention, education and advocacy.
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