ABOUT PROPEL A CURE
Propel A Cure’s primary purpose is to raise funds for innovative research that will identify the underlying cause of Crohn’s disease, the first step in the development of a cure.
A world without Crohn's Disease.
Collaboration - Propel a Cure values collaboration among all stakeholders (caregivers, patients, physicians, scientists). Crohn's disease impacts us all, when we work together we can improve outcomes.
Creativity - Propel a Cure values creativity. There is still so much to learn about the cause(s) of Crohn's disease. In order for breakthroughs to happen, we need to be open to new ways of thinking.
Positivity, Respect & Hope - Crohn's disease can be devasting to individuals and families. Crohn's disease can create a sense of hopelessness. We know that if we come together as a community of patients, caregivers, physicians, and scientists, care can be improved and the "long road" to new treatments and cure(s) can be shortened, restoring much-needed hope.
Propel a Cure believes it is time for a CURE!
Crohn’s was first described by Giovanni Battista Morgagni in the 18th century. Yet we still don’t know, with certainty, what causes it. It can be managed, but there is presently no cure.
Crohn's Disease affects about 3.2 per 1000 in North America and Europe and cases are rapidly growing in Asia, and parts of South America. As a consequence, the increasing global burden regarding healthcare costs is significant. In addition, the disease substantially impacts the quality of life of those who are afflicted.
The focus of Propel a Cure is to raise funds to help scientists in this quest. We support researchers who are rigorously identifying the underlying cause of disease which will enable a cure or cures to follow. Statistically, Crohn’s disease research monies trail many other conditions. In 2018 $69 million was spent on Crohn’s research but $3,000 million for HIV, $83 million for ALS and $152 million for Osteoporosis. We are an all-volunteer organization working out of our homes. All donations go to help fund research. It is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501 (c)(3) organization.
How are we different?
Propel a Cure’s focus is uniquely on Crohn’s research to determine the cause or causes which will eventually lead to a cure. We enthusiastically encourage all groups that support those who suffer from Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Many of these organizations have terrific support groups, help fund research for treatments that manage the disease and include both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s. For Propel a Cure though, our goal is to uncover the cause, driving us to a cure.
Who is behind Propel a Cure?
Patients with Crohn’s disease have joined parents, friends, and relatives to actively encourage innovative thinking among researchers in the quest for scientific breakthroughs, and engage in fundraising to help support them. If you would like to participate, please email us at email@example.com. Click here to meet our Board of Directors.