major US health charity

major US health charity

A charity in the United States that raises large blocks of money ($100 million or more/year) for research and treatment of a particular group of diseases.

Examples
American Cancer Society
Agenda
Cancer research, public education, direct patient help/cancer services including treatment, rehabilitation.
 
American Heart Association
Agenda: Cardiovascular research.
 
American Lung Association
Agenda: Asthma, emphysema, lung cancer.
 
City of Hope
Agenda: Cancer, diabetes, AIDS.

March of Dimes
Agenda: Birth Defects.
 
Muscular Dystrophy Association
Agenda: Neuromuscular research, public education, equipment subsidies.
 
National Easter Seal Society
Agenda: Helping people with disabilities.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Agenda: Family planning clinics, low-cost contraception, abortions, vasectomies, HIV testing.

Shriners’ Hospital for Crippled Children
Agenda: Treating children with orthopaedic problems and burns.
 
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Agenda: Research and therapy for children with cancer and AIDS.