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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.
PRF’s 2010 Annual Report is In!
Read all about PRF’s many activities, tremendous progress and impressive financials from last year in this 14-page report.
June 20, 2011
3rd Annual ONEpossible ™ Campaign Reaches Goal!
Thanks to over 800 supporters, our annual campaign once again succeeded, raising $175,000 to help fund PRF’s work. Thank you for being e ONE who makes a cure POSSIBLE!
February 28, 2011
PRF Celebrates World Rare Disease Day
Join PRF in its support for this global event, which recognizes the over 7,000 rare diseases affecting more than 250 million people worldwide.
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 48% increase in those identified. Now more children than ever can get the support they need.
October 25, 2010
PRF Celebrates the 1-Year Anniversary of the Find the Other 150 Campaign!
PRF's global campaign to find all children with Progeria has been a phenomenal success in its first year, resulting in a 31% increase in the number of children identified. Now more children than ever can get the support they need.
September 10, 2010
Barbara Walters Reports on Progeria
Awareness of Progeria continues with the airing of a 20/20 special featuring Lindsay, Kaylee and Hayley, three girls with Progeria
PRF’s Mid-Year Report is IN!
Enjoy this 6-page account of our impressive accomplishments and goals.
September 07, 2010
New Study Links Progeria to Aging in the General Population
Today, The Wall Street Journal reports on a landmark study, led by PRF’s Medical Director, that demonstrates the Progeria-causing protein Progerin increases in everyone as we age, suggesting a possible new risk factor for heart disease.
July 01, 2010
ONEpossible ™ Campaign Raises $182,000!
Exceeding our goal by over $30,000, hundreds prove they are each ONE who makes a cure POSSIBLE.