Established in 2009, the Cure4CF Foundation is a registered not for profit charity with the primary goal of finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Cure4CF itself does not conduct research but rather seeks to achieve its goal by raising and directing funds to promising avenues of research. To date, this has seen the Foundation support the work of the Adelaide CF Gene Therapy Research Group as they work towards finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis Airway Disease.
The Foundation is run almost entirely by volunteers and is governed by a Board of directors who possess broad expertise in the areas of corporate management, not-for-profit management, finance, business development and fundraising, and legal, compliance and risk. The Foundation has its origins in a parent-led research support group that began in 2003/4 and is a dedicated charity, rather than a research organisation.
The Board is committed to ensuring that the majority of funds raised each year go directly to help achieve its core purpose: finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. With this aim, Cure4CF has a very small cost of fundraising, making it both an exceptionally effective and efficient charity. Our supporters can be confident that their donations go directly to supporting the research that will make a cure possible.
Through the generous support of individuals and organisations the Foundation has been able to support the research team in a number of ways, particularly through the purchase of vital equipment. Each contribution brings us all closer to a cure for Cystic Fibrosis, which for the 3,000 people living with CF in Australia, the 70,000 people affected worldwide, and their families, cannot come soon enough.
Cure4CF is run almost entirely by volunteers, and is governed by a committed and passionate Board of directors.