NF Northeast is the organization that helps patients through their Journey of Hope.

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A diagnosis of NF1, NF2-related schwannomatosis, or schwannomatosis can happen to anyone at any age and at any time.

Our Vision: A world where the burden of neurofibromatosis does not exist.

Our Mission: To bring hope to those affected by neurofibromatosis and allied disorders.

What is NF?

Neurofibromatosis, pronounced neuro-fibroma-tosis, is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in or on the body at any time. NF affects all races, all ethnic groups and both sexes equally. NF affects more people worldwide than cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy combined!

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Who We Are

NF Northeast is a highly regarded resource for patients, physicians and scientists. We have provided over $3 million in research grants, and through our advocacy, have been pivotal in generating over $600 million in federally funded NF research. We are known as the “organization with the heart” because ours is a strong and caring community that provides support to newly diagnosed patients and their families. 

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For Patients & Families

Being faced with a diagnosis of NF can be extremely overwhelming. NF Northeast has created programs and resources to help patients and families cope with the challenges that come with NF. Our approach is simple: Science, Solutions, Support. We hope that you will find comfort in knowing that NF Northeast is with you every step of the way.

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For Researchers

NF Northeast is committed to advancing biomedical research in fields relevant to neurofibromatosis and has been funding research proposals since 1990. To date, we have granted close to $3,000,000 to fund proposals from researchers or institutions both within and outside of the northeast United States. Fields of research include basic science, translational, and applied clinical trials.

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How to Get Involved

There are a  number of ways to support the patients, families, researchers and others looking to fulfill our mission of hope and progress. Donations; community networks; fundraising campaigns; third-party events; creating awareness; community outreach and many more.

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News & Events

NF Northeast is involved with numerous events every year involving hundreds of volunteers, families, organizational sponsors, and other supporters. We raise awareness, provide opportunities for positive action and raise funds that support our many goals, programs and research. In addition, we strive to let you know about important news and progress that give hope to our entire community.

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Upcoming Events

13th Annual Coast to the Cure

September 7th – NF Northeast is excited to announce our 13th Annual Coast to the Cure ride to benefit NF Northeast! Participants have the option to choose from 24, 40, or 66 mile courses that take them along the picturesque coast of Boston’s North Shore.

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NF Newsletter

Find the most recent copies of our NF News newsletter, which feature community highlights, organizational updates, upcoming events, and more!!

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