Advocate Reaction: Thinking Out Loud
My favorite way to start a day is with a fresh coffee (iced of course) and a good article to read. I’m always excited when a new issue of The Advocate comes out from FARA – it’s a welcome change from the depressing, doomsday articles I always find in the newspapers. Per usual, the Summer 2015 issue did not disappoint, and I was rejuvenated reading Executive Director Jennifer Farmer’s article summarizing the research pipeline.
I didn’t realize FARA is funding 16 of 19 candidates on the list and advocating policy to advance research and drug development – that’s the definition of fundraising ROI! Jen’s article went on to summarize the active trials, with descriptions of what the study entails and links directly to the flyers. Did you know there are currently 3 active drug trials for FA and they each have a unique treatment approach? That’s a diversified portfolio! (OK, I promise I’m done with the finance references!)