The vision of the VHL Alliance is Curing Cancer through VHL – a cure that can only be found through research: research that takes years of work – not just by scientific researchers but by the entire VHL community. It takes dedicated people to contribute and raise the funds required to reach this dream. This is why research is one of the greatest expenditures of the VHL Alliance. In 2017 alone, $250,000 was earmarked to support research, a doubling from $125,000 in years past. These funds will be distributed over the next four years.
As we continue to dream of a cure, the VHL Alliance strives to fulfill its mission dedicated to research, education, and support to improve awareness, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by VHL. This includes education and support of the VHL community. Each year the VHL Alliance expands its reach by developing and implementing new initiatives to help a broader population. For example, this year marked the inauguration of VHLA’s Young Adult Program with a retreat in Tennessee. Mark your calendar for the 2018 retreat in Boston on June 8-10!
As we enter the giving season, this year, like every year, we ask you to dig as deep as possible. We at the VHL Alliance know that the amount is going to be different for each individual, but we also know that together we can reach our goal of raising $275,000 by the end of the year and $850,000 by June 30, 2018, the end of our fiscal year. We owe this to ourselves, our children, our grandchildren, and generations to come. Together, let us each commit to paying it forward in a meaningful way!