Fundraising for CMTAA

Published On: 11 March 20171.4 min read

Can you assist CMT research by helping with Fund Raising?

Researchers and scientists around Australia frequently contact CMT Australia for desperately needed funds to assist them in finding a cure for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease or what it is more commonly known as CMT.

CMT is also known by another name, Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy (HMSN) of which over 84 types have been identified by scientists worldwide.

We have excellent scientists in Australia working hard to find a cure, but funding is a constant problem.  CMT Australia assists by funding through donations received for what it carefully considers to be important research.  Unfortunately, there have never been enough funds available to assist in the Grant Applications we receive. We frequently have to turn back requests due to lack of research funds we have available.

This is why the Association is now appealing for our members (and non- members) to take on the role of fund raising for CMT research.  If you have spare time, you could organise a fund-raising event such as an Afternoon Tea, hold raffles or contact companies who may be willing to donate to CMT research.  We also have a Sustaining Partnership Scheme where a company can advertise on our website and in our newsletter for a specific fee.  We need someone to coordinate and manage this specific work.  The National Office can assist of course so you would not be alone in this role.

If you feel you can help in a voluntary capacity in this project, please contact our National Office on: 02  9767 5105 or email: If the office is unattended, please leave your name and contact number and we will get back to you.

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