Practical Cure Research Has a Place
Is it February already?
Time is passing by quick here at the JDCA. At the tail-end of last week, we released our newest report entitled, ” Do Donors Feel That Cure Research is Important?” The report was drawn from a blind survey of over 200 PWDs to see just how many people believe Practical Cure research is not only important, and if it should have a major spot on the agenda of every charity. After the results came in, we just had to share them with the rest of you.
As you can see in the report, a Practical Cure is widely preferred by nearly everyone asked when compared to an idealized cure, or even other non-profit initiatives ( treatments, prevention, awareness, etc.). Even more encouraging, many people who have not donated to ( or supported) the major charities in years would do so if they found out a Practical Cure was a major initiative.
That’s incredible. People who have not been invested in non-profits for years would suddenly be invested again.
Even disregarding the Practical Cure preference, a cure was cited as the number 1 reason why people donate, with 81 percent of participants stating that this is what they have given money, and what they continue to give money for. How is it that 80 percent of people are donating for a cure, whereas not even 1/3 of all donations are going to such things? This is a massive discrepancy the charities NEED to start paying attention to.
I highly encourage you to look at this new report and some of the data therein. We are not alone in wanting a different approach to cure research, and slowly, people are starting to show their support for a Practical Cure.
Until Next Time