How We Use Your Donations

Your donations enable us to continue our current programs and expand these to achieve our mission. In 2019, 80% of every dollar was spent on helping people affected by CCM. This far exceeds the suggested 75%.

In a typical year, your donations support:

Research

  • Host an annual International Cavernous Angioma Scientific Meeting, the only meeting of its kind, to discuss cutting-edge research to find a treatment and cure.
  • Facilitate a DNA and Tissue Bank used by research labs throughout the world.
  • Manage a Patient Registry for clinical drug trials and other research.
  • Offer free genetic testing for families.
  • Provide consultation to academics and industry on clinical trials and strategic partnerships.

Care

  • Create a network of recognized Cavernous Angioma Centers of Excellence around the United States.
  • Provide a supportive community for patients and their families to connect 24/7 through support groups and online forums.
  • Publish a comprehensive Patient Care Guide for those affected by CCM and their families.
  • Educate patients, their families, researchers and clinicians on treatment options and symptoms.

Outreach

  • Introduce and advocate the CCM-CARE Act to speed the development of treatment options, save lives and save countless dollars in health spending.
  • Advise and collaborate with cavernous angioma patient groups worldwide to combine forces for our work toward a cure.