The financial year is coming to an end creating an opportune time to make a tax-deductible donation.
Your donation to MS Research Australia will help us continue to work towards the mission to accelerate Australian MS research toward the prevention, better treatments and a cure for MS. We receive limited government funding so every precious donation goes towards helping MS Research Australia fund the best MS researchers in Australia.
According to research released by NAB, the rate of charitable giving in Australia increased 1.2% over the past year. There is also a staggering 24% increase in donations in June, compared with other months, as it is not only an easier way to track your donations for tax time, but means claiming your tax deduction is in plain sight.
This year has been a big year for MS Research Australia, with the support of the Macquarie Group Foundation, a new ‘paired’ Fellowship was created to enable a senior research fellow and a clinician to work together to ‘fast-track’ research breakthroughs and improve outcomes for people living with MS. We have also seen, the world’s first ever treatment registered for primary progressive MS, and Australia was the second country in the world to register it for use.
This year alone, MS Research Australia awarded 20 new investigator-driven grants to researchers at leading universities, research institutes and hospitals across Australia, totalling over $2 million. This brings the cumulative number of MS Research Australia funded projects to 254. In addition to this, $1.7 million went to fund our seven large collaborative research platforms. As a Managing Member, we also provided funding to the International Progressive MS Alliance, which is leading the global fight to solve primary and secondary progressive MS.
Since 2004, $36.7 million has been invested in Australian MS research across 54 universities and research institutes.
Please take a look at our website to see what impacts have been created for people affected by MS with this funding we have mentioned.
Creating change, making discoveries, finding new and better ways to treat or prevent MS and improving our understanding of MS is what we do. Your donation, no matter how small, is absolutely essential to this. We simply cannot do it without you.