Cause of the Week: Medical Research

Subcauses: Cancer Research, Disease Treatment and Eradication, Vaccine Development, Disease Eradication, Pediatric Cancer Research

“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.” - Zora Neale Hurston 

Worldwide, diseases lower the quality of life for patients, their families, and entire communities. Healthcare providers, scientists, and medical researchers work around the clock to find cures and develop better treatments for “incurable” diseases like cancer, dementia, heart disease, viruses, and more.    

Here in the U.S., approximately 39.5% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. For adolescents, the most common types of cancer are leukemias, brain and central nervous system tumors, and lymphoma. It is estimated that this year alone, an additional 15,590 children and adolescents will be diagnosed with cancer. 

Recent medical advances have improved survivability rates, and those infected by disease. The work to find vaccines, treatments and preventative measures is an important scientific advancement to improve our medical protocols, research, and health of our communities.  

The CFC makes it easy for all of us to change the world. Your donation to medical research cause areas funds and assists these vital programs, professionals, and providers to continue their mission to cure and prevent these diseases worldwide, all while taking care of those affected. Join the CFC community today and become a changemaker.