Did you know that 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime? The Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, CURE, is a non-profitable organization founded in 1998 by parents of children diagnosed with epilepsy. They were frustrated with being unable to protect their children from the horrid seizures and the side effects from the medications. They could not sit back any longer; thus they joined forces to take the lead in the search for a cure.
CURE is working to increase awareness through media exposure; national as well as international. Publications such as Newsweek and the New York Times have featured CURE's chair and co-founder; Susan Axelrod, along with other supporters and board members, a number of times. Axelrod has also appeared on "60 Minutes", the Today show and many other well established programs. This seems to have raised awareness internationally, and CURE has as a result gained considerable recognition worldwide.
Since its launch, CURE has raised over 26 million dollars for research. They grant young and established scientists with seed-money to research different areas. As of now, CURE is behind 151 cutting-edge projects. Hopefully, this will lead to great progress in the foundations quest for finding a cure.
As previously stated; CURE's main hope for the future is to find a cure for this devastating disease we know as epilepsy. Because of the fact that as many as 1 in 26 people are diagnosed, this is an extremly relevant organization, and I strongly urge you to support it!