Disease, Disorders, Medical Disciplines

Neurofibromatosis Inc

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aka Nf Network

Wheaton, IL


The mission of the national NF Network is to find treatments and a cure for neurofibromatosis by promoting scientific research, improving clinical care, providing outreach through education and awareness, while offering hope and support to those affected by NF.

Ruling Year



Ms. Cheri Stewart

Vice President

Ms. Rosemary Anderson

Main Address

213 S. Wheaton Ave.

Wheaton, IL 60187 USA


Support, research, advocacy, public awareness





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

Nerve, Muscle and Bone Diseases (G50)

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Advocacy for NF Research

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The NF Network plays a vital role on the national NF stage, bringing the voice of the community to researchers, funders, and clinicians, pushing ever closer to the cure.

Through awareness programs the NF Network seeks to Promote NF Research through participation in scientific, medical meetings and conferences. Increase advocacy efforts for NF research funding. Communicate the needs of the NF community and provide seed grants. While creating awareness we are facilitating NF Care through education and resources, increasing our Geographical outreach, providing clinical referrals and providing educational meetings and webinars.

The NF Network has a track record of securing through the NF Network Advocacy Program nearly $288 million for the Neurofibromatosis Research Program. These funds have been match almost dollar for dollar at the National Institutes of Health. The NF Network with it's local member organizations across the country are strategically working together to maintain the voice of the NF community through it's federal advocacy program and to provide educational and medical resources to individuals with NF.

The NF Network programs are based on creating awareness and identifying individuals and families affected by Neurofibromatosis. The NF Network and it's member organizations have identified 14,000 families in the United States with NF. We will know we are making progress as we increase the number of identified NF individuals and families affected by NF.

It is been reported that 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis. We have a need for additional awareness programs to be able to find the individuals and families in the United States.

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Neurofibromatosis Inc

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