Over $500,000 raised – and we’re not finished yet!
We have raised over half a million dollars for research into MS – and it is all because of you! Thanks to your passion for raising funds for MS research, we have had thousands of people donate via our website and more than 100 events held all across Australia. And not just Australia – we even had a fundraising morning tea in Antarctica! From small work events and morning teas to huge luncheons and gala dinners- your fundraising efforts have been more than we imagined.
What does all your hard work contribute to? We are so glad you asked! Funds raised by you and the funds our corporate partners contribute to the research coordinated by MS Research Australia. In 2016, MS Research Australia is contributing more than $1.8 million, funding 46 research projects around Australia. We keep our costs and fundraising ratio low by having a small, hard working team, relying on our wonderful pro-bono supporters and not engaging in expensive postal fundraising appeals, call centres or costly large scale fundraising events. Almost everything we do with Kiss Goodbye to MS is digital, a huge factor in keeping our admin costs low. Our fundraising ratio for both MS Research Australia and Kiss Goodbye to MS is well below industry benchmarks meaning that more funds can go to the actual cause.
There are 850 researchers working on the 46 projects funded by MS Research Australia, bringing us one step closer to a cure. Funds raised by you contribute to these incredible researchers.
So thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and passion for our cause. We wouldn’t be here without you.
We have set ourselves a huge target of raising $1.2 million in 2016, and we know that with your continued help we can get there. We have exciting things planned for you later in the year, so keep an eye out for more information. Thank you for supporting our vision of ‘freedom from MS’!