At the age of three, Ryan Benton was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Twenty years later, Ryan became the first person in the world with his otherwise terminal disease to be successfully treated with adult stem cell therapy, paving the way for others.

With your help, we can continue helping others in their fight against incurable diseases by advancing support for adult stem cell therapy.

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Started in 2009 as a grassroots fundraiser to benefit its founder, Ryan Benton, CTFAC is now a non-profit organization striving to make a nationwide impact in the fight against incurable diseases that can benefit from adult stem cell therapy.

Advancing Stem Cell Therapy

It is estimated that nearly one-third of the U.S. population currently suffers from diseases or conditions that have been proven to be relieved by adult stem cell therapies.

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In September our 9th annual Concert in the Country welcomed nearly 2,000 people and raised over $75,000

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Individuals Diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy each year that need your help.


Typical household burden for treatment and care of DMD.


Amount raised through CTFAC for continued research and therapy.

For as little as $10/month, you can help make a difference in millions of lives. Your support helps raise awareness and support for those in need of adult stem cell therapy.

Latest News

Our founder, Blake Benton receives recognition

Sep. 18, 2018

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Wichita man ‘a pioneer for this new treatment that you’d hoped for all your life’

Mar. 20, 2018

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Partnership with K-State College of Business continues for 2nd year

Mar. 16, 2018

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Joe Rogan Experience: Dr. Neil Riordan and Mel Gibson discuss advances in stem cell therapy

Jan. 17, 2018

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