More than ever before, Australians are facing the anguish of caring for family members living with diseases that affect their mind and their mobility. The solutions will only be found through medical research.
In any one year, over 3 million Australians struggle with major brain or mind disorders. This poses the largest economic, health and social capital burden to Australia. The estimated cost to society of neurological disease is currently estimated at $5 billion a year. These costs are expected to escalate to at least $22 billion within a few years if no progress is made to find cures and cost effective treatments.
Ask a person why they donate and they'll give one of two answers: making the world a better place or giving back to the community. But there's also another reason: it has a greater impact on their own personal fulfillment. NeuRA's researchers are doing all they can, but it is in your hands to help them make the world a better place. The returns will be life-changing.
The NeuRA Foundation was established to fund Neuroscience Research Australia. It enhances vital brain research programs via a progressive fundraising strategy and plays a key role through underpinning ambitious research goals developed by NeuRA. The Foundation is an exciting opportunity to build awareness of the excellent research undertaken at NeuRA and to further build our profile. Fundraising is an essential element to ensure this work continues.