Make a difference this EOFY with a tax-deductible donation to SSMRF’s medical research grants. Donate below to help unlock hope for dementia research. 


The devastating impact of neurodegenerative diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, motor neurone disease and Huntington’s disease are cruel conditions that rob hundreds of thousands of Australians of their precious memories, mobility and independence each year. The emotional and financial toll on families is immense.

The growing challenge

As our population ages, the prevalence of these diseases continues to rise at an alarming rate. Without more research and medical breakthroughs, the human and economic costs will become overwhelming.

The urgent need for more research

While there is still no cure for neurodegenerative conditions, researchers funded by SSMRF grants are working tirelessly to better understand these complex diseases. More research is needed to uncover biological causes, develop early detection methods and explore treatments. Although SSMRF grant recipients are making important strides, more funding is required to accelerate discovery. 

Join the search for cures this EOFY

The key to unlocking future cures lies in funding more research today. As we approach the end of the financial year, you can play a vital role in accelerating medical breakthroughs by supporting SSMRF’s medical research grants with a tax-deductible donation. Give the gift of hope this EOFY and help unlock a future where neurodegenerative diseases are preventable and treatable. Donate now, using the form below, to change lives forever.

For more information or to discuss your donation, please contact Pam Brown, SSMRF CEO on 0408 402 591.

Make an impact today

Ferlaino Research Grant

As Luigina Ferlaino shared when announcing a new research grant in honour of her late father Giuseppe, who battled neurodegenerative disease:

“It is impossible to convey in words the exceptional qualities of our dear Papa, although the fact that we are determined to have his name and values live on via these research grants is testimony to what a unique individual he was.”

Help the Ferlaino family and SSMRF honour the late Giuseppe Ferlaino and others with neurodegenerative diseases this EOFY.

Giovanna Ferlaino