Helen Potts

Event Project Manager

Born and raised in Oregon, Helen comes from a large and close-knit family. Inspired by working with children, Helen pursued a degree in Family and Human Services at the University of Oregon. Her drive to work for a cause she cares about led her to FARF. “I’m excited about the work and the environment. The team is incredibly talented and passionate. There are so many people who play a role in the FA community; I’m honored to contribute to the larger picture.” Helen brings her positive energy and can-do attitude to the team and oversees everyday operations of FARF, as well as the planning and execution of all conferences and meetings. She’s an expert organizer and natural people-person who is goal-driven. In her free time, you might find Helen trekking up a hillside, running on the trails, or curled up with a book or Netflix.

What are three words you aspire to embody?
Kindness, patience, and courage.

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News & Events

Breaking Ground in Cancer Research: Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant

That's why we're thrilled to announce the launch of the Fanconi Cancer Foundation-AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research, a flagship funding opportunity in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

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Introducing the Fanconi Cancer Foundation: A New Era in FA Research & Impact

In 1989, Lynn and David Frohnmayer founded the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund (FARF), determined and desperate to find a cure for their three daughters diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA). Since then, their vision has grown into a vibrant community of FA families, researchers, clinicians, donors, fundraisers, staff, and volunteers, all dedicated to improving outcomes for people with FA.

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2024 Research Updates

Research is the answer to one day making FA a treatable, manageable disease. Here, you'll discover the most recent strides in FA research and activities funded by FCF. Every quarter, we'll bring you updates on newly funded grants, ongoing projects, and significant milestones.

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