☀️ July Newsletter ☀️


🚨Deadline EXTENDED🚨

CureAccelerator Live! is a philanthropic pitch event, raising awareness of and funding for innovative repurposing research projects, with up to $50,000 in funding for the winning project announced that evening! This RFP is open to researchers and clinicians in southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, DC  and Virginia. The finals of this Mid-Atlantic Region CureAccelerator Live! is October 16, 2018 in the Washington DC area in partnership with ExL Events's Collaborations Addressing Vulnerable Populations Forum

This RFP is seeking repurposed treatments to address Retinitis Pigmentosa.
​Up to $75,000 in funding is available.
Deadline: July 16 - For full details, click here! 


Cures Within Reach hosted the Global Health Repurposing Awards on
June 26 at City Winery where we honored leaders who have made a patient impact through cancer-related repurposing!

Photos will be posted soon- follow us on Facebook for all the latest updates.
Thank you to our global partners, sponsors, volunteers, and especially to our honorees
​for making such incredible patient impact!

Watch the impact that Dr. Scott Weir, the 2018 Patient Impact
​Researcher Awardee, has made in repurposing...

Read the post-event press release!



2018 Longest Day of Golf
Raises Nearly $40,000

On June 11, 25 golfers came together at Ravinia Green to golf from dawn until dusk, each raising funds for Cures Within Reach.

So far, golfers have raised nearly $40,000 to fund cancer-related repurposing research.... and there's still time to contribute!

We're accepting LDOG donations through July 31.
Donate today and you can create patient impact in cancer!

​Thank you to all Golfers, Volunteers, Sponsors and Donors! 

2017 Global Health
Repurposing Awards Honoree
Michael Tranfaglia, MD & 
CWR Director of Scientific Affairs
Clare Thibodeaux, PhD 
among authors of published article!

"Repurposing available drugs for neurodevelopmental disorders: The fragile X experience"

Many available drugs have been repurposed as treatments for neurodevelopmental disorders. In the specific case of fragile X syndrome, many clinical trials of available drugs have been conducted with the goal of disease modification. 

Read more!


Dr. Denise Faustman,
​Cures Within Reach funded researcher, publishes long term follow up to her Phase 1 trial!




Join the CWR YPB for a stand-up comedy show
​starring Michael Issac (Empire, Chicago Fire)

July 19, 2018
Doors open 7:00pm

Tickets are only $35 - Or 2 for $50 with code BUY2TIX at checkout!
​Register here today & bring a friend! 

Tickets will NOT be available at the door. 


Save the Date: Oct. 16, 2018
Herndon, VA

CureAccelerator Live! will be presented on night one of the two-day conference Collaborations Addressing Vulnerable Populations Forum (CAVP). CureAccelerator Live! is a philanthropic pitch competition that gives attendees the chance to find and fund the next breakthrough repurposing treatment. The finalists on October 16 will be Principal Investigators from Mid-Atlantic region research institutions; finalists will be announced September 2018.
Registration (open soon) is $50 before September 17,
or free with CAVP Forum registration with RSVP.


The CAVP Forum will provide attendees with the opportunity to attend sessions from five unique tracks. We will highlight how drug repurposing can alleviate development costs, discuss different ways to ensure access to safe and cost-affective drugs, examine regulatory pathways and incentives targeting rare and neglected tropical diseases, and explore public–private partnerships that support the development of new treatments for vulnerable populations.
For a 20% discount code on CAVP Forum registration,