My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for FRAXA Research Foundation, Newburyport, MA, USA
FRAXA is the hope for all those affected with Fragile X and their families. The organization is singularly focused on funding research to cure Fragile X. It is very efficient in terms of using donor funds in putting it towards research--a cut above most other organizations funding medial research. The organization is able to sollicit excellent research proposals from research community and has a spectacular record in funding most promising avenues towards a cure. It is examplary in its collaboration with parents and families of those affected by Fragile X, researchers and the scientific community, pharma companies. FRAXA is the hope--and promise--of a Fragile X cure.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Minocycline has been the first breakthrough for Fragile X that was a result of FRAXA fudning. In addition, the research FRAXA sponsored has now brought us to two drugs being in late Phase II/Phase III trials--with a hope of a disease-modifying drug on the market in 2012.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Fund it more--it would speed the race to the cure for Fragile X.
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How did you learn about this organization?
Researched it on the Internet, spoke to families affected by Fragile X and scientist conducting research on Fragile X.
What is this organization's top short-term priority?
Increasing fudning for Fragile X research--so that effective treatments and a cure can be brought to all affected by Fragile X faster.
What is its top priority in the long run?
Curing Fragile X; that is a wonderful thing about FRAXA that it remains so focused and determined, unwavering in its pursuit of a cure.
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