Association To Fund Five-Year Research Initiative
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) has launched a $3 million dollar campaign called “Reason for Hope” to fund its five-year research initiative plan. Funds raised for the campaign will be dispersed to implement the key priorities detailed in the plan. Initiated quietly with major donors, the campaign has already garnered $1,200,000 in support of HA’s research efforts.
“We anticipate reaching our $3 million goal by the end of 2013,” said Dawn Mancuso, the association's CEO. “With our recent partnership with the Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network, we can demonstrate very real improvements in treatments for hydrocephalus that can come from investing in our research plan.”
HA developed its research initiative plan in 2009 with its Mentored Young Investigator Award aimed at solving a critical shortage of new researchers in hydrocephalus research. The plan calls for continued career development grants, research conferences, and the funding of basic science and clinical research. The mission of HA’s research program is to improve treatments and outcomes for those who suffer from hydrocephalus and to eventually find preventions or a cure. Funds raised by the Reason for Hope campaign represent a significant change in the private research funding landscape for hydrocephalus that should lead to increased public funding for the condition.
About the Hydrocephalus Association
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the challenges of hydrocephalus, a medical condition resulting from an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within cavities of the brain called ventricles. Hydrocephalus affects people of all age groups across the globe. HA works to meet its mission through the advancement of research, the promotion of advocacy, and the provision of support and education. For information, contact www.hydroassoc.org.