Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday is just one of the many occasions we see the spirit of generosity alive and well in our community and beyond. DMRF supports health researchers who demonstrate this giving spirit as well; they dedicate their talent, time, and skills to the most pressing health issues of our time. Faster diagnosis, better treatments and cures for the diseases and conditions that impact us all, begins with health research. Today, on behalf of researchers from Dalhousie's Faculties of Health, Medicine and Dentistry, we thank you for your support; your giving is changing the face of healthcare. #givingtuesday2018

"I want to say thank you! You are changing lives. You are having a positive effect on families like ours. And today, I hope you will make a donation to the DMRF to help another family. Any amount you choose to give can make a life-saving difference."  - Rebecca Martin-Fraser, mother to baby Ella, a cancer survivor. READ MORE...


"In the McMaster lab, we use model organisms to learn about genetic diseases and discover new therapies. Often, our research requires specialized equipment for the maintenance of our model organisms. Specifically, we will perform an experiment that will test the interaction between our Parkinson’s protein and drugs, as a major step in moving forward our potential therapy into first-in-human trials." - Katherine Strynatkah, PhD Candidate, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie Medical School READ MORE...


“The five-year survival rate for infant leukemia is less than 50 per cent, even with chemotherapy. Our ultimate goal is to find a novel treatment to change that. "Without institutions and private donors supporting cancer research and research trainees like myself, much of this work simply would not happen.” - Keon Collett, Graduate Student, Dalhousie Medical School, and cancer survivor.  READ MORE...


“I am fortunate to be alive today and to have a great future ahead of me. I’m reaping the benefits of previous research and the expertise of our researchers and clinicians." Sue Duncan, Molly Appeal Participant and autoimmune disorder survivor. READ MORE...