Eugene, Ore. – The Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF) recently received a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington in the amount of $255,000 to expand FARF’s development program. This grant will allow FARF to generate greater income to support its mission to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide. Thanks to the Murdock Trust, FARF will hire its first full-time Philanthropy Director and professionalize the organization’s fundraising abilities and reach. FARF’s emerging development program will leverage present fundraising success while increasing new initiatives to advance research and provide support services.
The FARF board of directors believes this project will speed up the pace of reaching the day when Fanconi anemia can be described as a treatable, non-lethal condition. When that day comes, both the staff and board believe that FARF will have helped solve many conditions related to the genetics of DNA repair—conditions that affect millions worldwide.
FARF has launched the search for a Philanthropy Director and plans to have the position filled by April 2018.
About Fanconi Anemia Research Fund
Fanconi anemia is an inherited DNA-repair disorder that can lead to bone marrow failure and cancer. FA may affect all systems of the body. It is a complex and chronic disease that is psychologically demanding. FA is also a cancer-prone disease, affecting patients decades earlier than the general population. Lynn and Dave Frohnmayer started the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, in 1989 to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia and to provide education and support services to affected families worldwide.
About M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust
The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, created by the will of the late Melvin J. (Jack) Murdock, provides grants to organizations in five states of the Pacific Northwest – Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington – that seek to strengthen the region’s educational and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.