Cause of the Week: Medical Research

 Web banner of medical sign with words "Medical research"Cause sub-categories: Cancer Research (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month), Disease Treatment and Eradication, Vaccine Development, Disease Eradication (World Polio Day, Oct. 24), Pediatric Cancer Research 

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 


Good health can be fleeting, and negative health diagnoses can come without warning. Worldwide, diseases lower the quality of life for patients, their families, and entire communities. 

Recent medical advances have improved cancer survivability rates, helped those infected with HIV manage the disease, and find vaccines and treatments effective against new, emerging diseases.  Although scientific advancements have greatly improved medical treatments and protocols with research, there is more to be done.  

Health professionals, scientists, and medical researchers are working hard to find cures and better treatment methods for known diseases such as cancer, age-related illnesses, and cardio-vascular disease, as well as understanding new viruses and ways to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. 

CFC charities run programs to help fund and assist these professionals in ongoing search for the cure to improve lives of the affected and their loved ones.    

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