National Gaucher Foundation - Gaucher Disease
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Fund-A-Need Program

Providing services and programs to support the needs of families and individuals with Gaucher disease.

Please take this opportunity to fund one of the National Gaucher Foundation’s financial and educational programs.

   

 

How does Fund-A-Need help those with Gaucher diease?

Through financial assistance, we are able to help those who can no longer afford to help themselves. Through education, we can reach the undiagnosed and misdiagnosed and help save lives. Gaucher disease is a debilitating, painful and often fatal disease which can affect anyone.

With your support, we can broaden our reach to help those who have no knowledge of Gaucher disease. They have no idea that their parents are carriers of Gaucher, or may have the disease themselves. Without the appropriate diagnoses, care and treatment those with [Gaucher disease type 1 the most common form of the disease], suffer needlessly.

For children born with Types 2 and 3 Gaucher disease, there are few options available for care. Due to the neurological manifestation inherent in types 2 and 3 Gaucher disease, babies with type 2 pass away within the first two to three years of their lives. Those born with type 3 Gaucher disease have a shortened lifespan, living only the first three to four decades of their lives.

The National Gaucher Foundation (NGF), is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. Your donation is also eligible for a company matching contribution. Please let us know if you work for a company that will match your donation, and we will do the rest. The programs available for funding are:

2014 NGF National Conference

CARE and CARE+Plus

Educational and Support Programs

Fund-A-Need gives anyone the opportunity to donate any amount, large or small, to specific programs that help support families and individuals with Gaucher disease. Please consider making a donation to one of these programs. Simply select your program choice to read more about it, then make your selection and donate to that cause. It’s that easy. Your support helps the NGF keep these valuable services available. Thank you.