More than 34 million Americans including nearly 9.6 million children suffer from asthma. In the past 20 years, the prevalence of asthma has increased 75 percent in the United States.
The Fund to Cure Asthma was created in 1994 to secure resources for basic and clinical research related to understanding, treating and eventually conquering this widespread, debilitating and often fatal disease.
The Fund supports work at National Jewish Health, the world’s top institution for the research and treatment of asthma. For 83 years of its almost 114 years of service, National Jewish has broken new ground with discoveries that impact and improve lives of asthma patients around the world.
Impressed by the level of excellence at National Jewish Health and motivated by firsthand experiences of the devastating effects of asthma, the founders of The Fund to Cure Asthma set a goal of raising $14 million to strengthen the research efforts at National Jewish Health. The goal includes endowing six departmental chairs: Pediatric Asthma, Adult Asthma, Asthma Research, Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy and Basic Immunology, thus helping to ensure that National Jewish will stay at the forefront of asthma research and treatment.
Nancy & James Berry Hill
Marjorie & Stephen Raphael