PGA Char­i­ties Cure Kids

Central Otago Mirror - - FEATURES -

At Cure Kids, their pur­pose is sim­ple. Ev­ery sin­gle day, the aim is to find cures for the life-threat­en­ing ill­nesses that af­fect many chil­dren. The fo­cus is on rais­ing funds so that vi­tal med­i­cal re­search can con­tinue till re­searchers find the cures our kids need. Put sim­ply: Cure Kids funds the cures………The re­searchers find the cures. DID YOU KNOW? Ap­prox­i­mately one child in 30 is af­fected by a ge­netic mal­for­ma­tion; that’s an av­er­age of roughly one in ev­ery school class­room. Cure Kids is ac­tive in search­ing for a var­ied range of cures, in­clud­ing child­hood leukaemia and other can­cers, heart dis­eases, cys­tic fi­bro­sis, Sud­den In­fant Death Syn­drome, Type 1 di­a­betes and asthma. Th­ese con­di­tions and dis­eases mean chil­dren miss out on a nor­mal child­hood, and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to sur­vive. Es­tab­lished by Ro­tary in 1975 as the Child Health Re­search Foun­da­tion, so far Cure Kids has in­vested more than $29 mil­lion in re­search and has achieved break­throughs that have saved, im­proved and ex­tended the lives of kids here and around the world. CURE KIDS is proud of what they’ve achieved, but know that the work has only just be­gun. Al­ready huge progress has been made, and many, many lives saved, but there are still thou­sands of chil­dren liv­ing with lifethreat­en­ing ill­nesses. Un­til the cures for the ill­nesses that af­fect chil­dren and their fam­i­lies are found, Cure Kids will keep work­ing and sup­port­ing. Dis­cov­er­ing cures could never be de­scribed as sim­ple or swift. Cure Kids knows that break­throughs come through that magic com­bi­na­tion of cu­rios­ity, in­ge­nu­ity, hard work – and per­se­ver­ance, and al­ready some mag­nif­i­cent dis­cov­er­ies have been made along the way which has made a sub­stan­tial dif­fer­ence to the lives our chil­dren lead. Cure Kids be­lieves in the power of fundrais­ing but is also backed by 14 Key Part­ners who are com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing Cure Kids fi­nan­cially and with staff par­tic­i­pa­tion in events. Other fund­ing is raised through strate­gic in­vest­ments made by Cure Kids along with the very kind fi­nan­cial sup­port given by many char­i­ta­ble trusts and foun­da­tions, be­quests, events and do­na­tions to Cure Kids. Cure Kids is al­ways striv­ing to in­crease their in­come and one of their key strate­gic goals is to grow their gross rev­enue from $5.9m in 2011 (lat­est au­dited fig­ures) to $10m by 2014.

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