The Friday Foundation focuses on medical research that matters to you.
The Big 4
Collectively, the Big 4 disease areas are likely to effect anyone who lives to a reasonable age. The philosophy of the Friday Foundation is to benefit all people, regardless of colour, creed or country.
Cancer is where controlled healthy cell growth and turnover is lost resulting in an increase in abnormal cells which have the capacity to spread and grow in distant parts of the body.
Diabetes Mellitus, typically referred to as simply Diabetes, is defined by the inability for the body to control blood sugar levels as a result of insufficient production or effect of insulin.
Cardiovascular disease encompasses the many individual conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels (circulation) e.g. high blood pressure, stroke and heart attacks.
Disorders of the Brain
Disorders of the brain encompass the non-cancerous/tumour conditions that affect the brain e.g. dementia, autism, multiple sclerosis and mental health conditions.
The Research We Fund
We commit to funding only medical research that will have the greatest impact in the fight against the Big 4. Our research grants send money exactly where it needs to go. We will not allow blind funding of research organisations where money risks being spent outside of the intended research.
Our Goals Are Far Reaching
The Friday Foundation has a core commitment ensuring that all new drugs and devices developed and licensed as a direct result of research supported by the Friday Foundation are made available to developing nations at a subsidised cost.