Sponsor a Trivia Team
Thanks for sponsoring a team in our CRFC online trivia night on November 27th!
We at the CRFC and Altitude Coffee Roasters appreciate your support of such a worthy cause!
Use the button below to make a donation. If you are sponsoring a team, please indicate the name of the team in the field above the “Pay Now” button.
Current Teams and Fundraising Status (Updated as of Nov 25th, 2020)
About CRFC and Choroideremia
Chorioderemia Research Foundation Canada Inc was created in August 2004 and granted charitable status the same year. It was created to support the choroideremia (CHM) community in Canada and be a source for information and raising funds for research. The organization has raised over $350,000 since then and, with its partners, has funded several research trials that are moving us closer to curing CHM.
Choroideremia (CHM) is a rare inherited disorder that causes progressive vision loss, ultimately leading to complete blindness. The first symptom is generally night-blindness, followed by vision loss in the mid-periphery. Over time the peripheral vision loss extends in both directions leading to “tunnel vision” and eventually complete loss of sight.
At this time, there is no treatment or cure for this disease. However, what we have is hope. In the short history of the CRFC, we have already seen incredible advances made in CHM research. Gene therapy treatment is now in clinical trials. The early results from these clinical trials have been very positive, and may soon offer individuals the first-ever treatment for CHM. Now, it is no longer a question of if a cure will be developed; it’s a question of when.
We thank you for your support!
Choroideremia Research Foundation Canada and Paypal Giving Fund are registered charities with the Canadian Revenue Agency and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of Canadian law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your Canadian taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. Paypal Giving Fund receipts will be issued on behalf of CRFC upon successful completion of your donation. Tax receipts for other donations will be issued by the CRFC by the end of February of the following year.