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The advancement of Science, Technology and Medicine in our society is not solely dependent on big government foundations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Any person that believes that one day we will find cures or better treatment for diseases that impact negatively our society should care and donate. Small and big Foundations can create awareness and fund research for various diseases in the United States and around the world. Some examples are:
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation fund innovative ideas that positively impact in society such as, for example, new techniques to help farmers in developing countries grow more food and earn more money; new tools to prevent and treat deadly diseases; new methods to help students and teachers in the classroom.
Lance Armstrong, a cyclist that won the "Tour the France" seven times, founded this charity community as a cancer survivor. The main objective is to provide support to families battling cancer and fund cancer research around the world.
This Foundation started in Chicago, Illinois when Maeve McNicholas, a 2 year old kid, died of a brain tumor. After her death, her family started events to raise money for brain cancer awareness and research. Today, they have already raised and donated more than half million dollars for cancer research to the Children's Memorial Hospital.
Founded by the actor Michael J. Fox from the trilogy "Back to the Future" after his diagnosis of Early Onset Parkinson's, the Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda. The objective of the Foundation also includes ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.
The Reeve Foundation was founded by the actor of the movie "Superman" Christopher Reeve after he suffered a spinal cord injury. His Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.
Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the company Google, is also backing up Parkinson's disease after Sergey Brin, one of its founders, discovered a mutation that increases his probability of getting the disease. See the Wired Magazine article with Sergey's interview about Parkinson's and his search for the cure of this disease.
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