Will you become a Discovery Partner?

The brain – our most human organ – defines who we are. It controls thought, speech, memory and movement… the fundamentals of human life.

Today, our bodies are outliving our brains. There has been much talk about the rise in dementia in our communities, but this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to disease and disability of brain and nervous system.

A tsunami is upon us.

  • At least 45% of us will experience mental illness during our lives. Many will have their life trajectories ripped apart because of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
  • Next year, thousands of people in mid-life – Australians with children, jobs and mortgages – will be diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and endure years of debilitating symptoms that will eventually even steal everything, even the breath from their lungs.
  • By 2050, over one million Australian’s we have a form of dementia, overtaking heart disease as the leading cause of death in Australia.

This is unacceptable.

Will you become a Discovery Partner, and help these painful and tormenting diseases and disorders become a thing of the past?

Discover Partners invest in the future, and help speed up discoveries, providing certainty to confidently plan for tomorrow. Research requires funding… more than the government alone can provide, and regular (monthly or quarterly) giving from individuals like you provides long-term and reliable support for the work of finding cures.

Discovery Partners are invited to special events including laboratory tours, Q&A sessions with Senior Researchers and other opportunities to learn more. Best of all, Discovery Partners build research teams, increase the number of clinical trials, foster more breakthroughs and most importantly of all, help move breakthroughs into cures.

Will you become a Discovery Partner today? Please call 1300 888 019, or fill in the form below and select Make this a recurring gift.

Lowe - Norma & Bill on their wedding day

Anthony signed up to become a Discovery Partner after reading about NeuRA’s motor neurone disease (MND) research.

“My father Bill, died at age 59 from MND and my grandfather at 62 years, to a disease which has now taken many members of my father’s family.  Now approaching the time when my father was diagnosed, and with my mother  Norma, in the late stages of dementia, I am keen to increase my giving to medical research and to making a difference. I appreciate that that the research at NeuRA contributes to the overall understanding of diseases of the brain and nervous system and that by making a regular gift I am helping to make that difference.”

 

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