Thursday, August 9, 2012

Why the Brain Foundation?

This is just a tiny bit of why I have been and am raising funds for the Brain Foundation in the last event I ran in and the Bridge to Brisbane next month.

During the past seven years, the Brain Foundation has contributed over $3,000,000 to fund research by neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists in the following areas:

Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia
Brain Tumour
Deafness
Epilepsy (affects more 45,000 Australians)
Head Injury
Hydrocephalus
Migraine (affects more than two million Australians)
Motor Neurone Disease
Muscle Disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Various aspects of neurosurgery
Parkinson’s Disease (affects more than 35,000 Australians)
Peripheral Nerve Disease
Renal failure
Stroke (40,000 Australians annually suffer a stroke)
Vertigo, balance and Meniere’s Disease.

These disorders alone affect more than 2.5 million Australians, ranging from the very young to the very old. The ones in blue are the ones that I or members of my family have been effected by.

Brain Foundation grants have been awarded to researchers working in many institutions in all Australian States and Territories including:

Alfred Hospital
Australian National University
Children' s Hospital at Westmead
Concord Hospital
Flinders University
Garvan Institute
Gosford Hospital
Griffith University
Hornsby Hospital
Howard Florey Institute
John Hunter Hospital
Mental Health Research Institute
Menzies Research Institute
Monash University
Neuroscience Research Australia
New Children’s Hospital
NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre
Prince of Wales Hospital
Royal Children's Hospital
Royal Hobart Hospital
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Royal North Shore Hospital
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
Sydney Children’s Hospital
University of Adelaide
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Sydney
University of Tasmania
University of Western Australia
Westmead Hospital

If you would like to help me help them than please click here 

You can find out more about the Brain Foundation here