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Progeria is one of the rarest diseases on earth, so raising awareness of it and PRF’s work is vital to our efforts to find all children affected by it, and to gather as many supporters as possible. As word of Progeria and our tremendous progress spreads worldwide, the public’s fascination with these special children continues to grow, with widespread coverage of Progeria children and the research that will lead to a cure. Click here for highlights from just a few of the many media outlets with a keen interest in Progeria and PRF’s work.
ONEpossible ™ Campaign Reaches its Goal!
With the help of over 1,000 people, we raised $200,000 by June 30th for Progeria research. Thank you for being ONE who makes a cure POSSIBLE!!
Progeria Takes Center Stage at Prestigious TEDMED Meeting
15-year-old Sam Berns captivates the crowd with his views on what it's like to live with Progeria and participate in clinical drug trials.
PRF’s Annual Report for 2011 is here!
From obscurity in 1999 to global prominence today, we are proud to detail another exciting year of advancements for Progeria and PRF.
Number of Children Identified Continues to Soar
Thanks to PRF's "Find the Other 150" initiative, the global campaign to find all children with Progeria has helped attain an astonishing 85% increase in those identified. Now more children than ever can get the support they need.
Bruins Stanley Cup Ring Raffle to Benefit PRF
Through December 23, 2011: Buy your tickets to win an official Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Championship ring and half the proceeds go to PRF!
August 09, 2011
PRF and Boston Bruins Team Up to “Find the Other 150”!
In an exciting expansion of PRF's global campaign to find all children with Progeria, players have recorded public service announcements to air in Europe and Canada.
June 29, 2011
PRF-funded study Identifies Rapamycin as Possible Treatment for Progeria
Another sign of the spectacular pace of Progeria research, that may also provide clues to the aging process that affects us all.
June 13, 2011
Groundbreaking Study on Progeria-Aging Link
The captivating connection between Progeria and aging continues to strengthen, as NIH researchers find link between telomeres and progerin.