In Singapore, over 600,000 people suffer from a Rheumatological disease, hence affecting more than 11% of our population. Many of these conditions are complex autoimmune diseases, affecting major organs including the joints, brain and nerves, lungs, heart and nerves. Unfortunately, treatment options are limited and in some cases, there are none – symptoms can only be managed. The prevalence of these diseases is set to increase as our population ages. It is, therefore, with the urgent need for research into these diseases to accelerate discoveries and uncover cures.
After a successful launch and generous support from some institutions and individuals, Reverie Rheumatology Research Fund has managed to raise an amount of S$623,000, with potential government matching dollar for-dollar an amount of S$1,246,000. The Research Fund’s target is to raise S$3 million in the first 2 years and to $12.5 million in the medium term. With the Singapore Government matching these raised funds dollar-for-dollar, this would provide an endowment fund of S$25 million to sustain long term research to improve the lives of patients with Rheumatological diseases and to train and retain local researchers.
All the funds raised will be channeled into research initiatives in five Rheumatological diseases – SLE, Systemic Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Spondyloarthritis – under the SingHealth Duke-NUS Medicine Academic Clinical Program. SingHealth’s partnership with Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School harnesses the collective strengths in clinical care, research and education to advance Medicine so that ultimately, the patients and local community will benefit from better treatment and care.
To make a donation you can directly click on the Donation Form below or you may choose to acquire the below artworks and all the proceeds will go the Reverie Rheumatology Research Fund.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned or Ms June Ong / Mr Filip Gudovic, at email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms Amy Gay / Ms Lisa Law at email email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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