Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the “Fundraise” tab on the navigation bar at the top of this website. Click the “Getting Started” button. Be sure to explore the drop-down menu on the Fundraise tab. You’ll find lots of great ideas to help you achieve success with your fundraising efforts.
Supporters who want to earn incentives need to create a 2018 CAN page. Otherwise, feel free to continue using your existing page. Donations to a new page or existing page will go to FAST to support research.
If you are already registered on Everyday Hero, take these steps to create your 2018 CAN page. 1. Go to this page. 2. Use a new name for your 2018 CAN page title. 3. Fill out every box. Do not use auto fill. 4. Enter you user name and password. 5. You will get a message that says an account already exists, and it will ask if you want to log in. Enter your user name and password. Then, follow the simple instructions, and your new CAN page will be up and running!
Go to your sign-in page by clicking this link. Click on the “forgot password” button if you can’t remember your password. If you still have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!
Click on this link to find your CAN fundraising page. You just need to know if you set it up through the Everyday Hero program (newer) or eTapestry. Here’s an example of an Everyday Hero page, and here’s an example of an eTapestry page. CAN pages are also listed on our FAST League page.
Reach out to our support team at email@example.com or at 213.293.1133
Contact FAST at CAN@CureAngelman.org.
It’s easy to add offline donations to your CAN page:
1. Visit your CAN fundraising page.
2. On the right-hand side of the page, under OFFLINE DONATIONS, click “Add Offline Donations.”
3. A pop-up screen will appear where you will enter the donor’s information and the donation value.
4. Click Add Offline Donation.
5. Enter each donor’s information on your donation form so we can issue a tax receipt to that particular donor. Be sure to include the name of your CAN page on the form next to your name.
Mail the completed donation form and check(s) to:
P.O. Box 608
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Please note, FAST cannot accept cash donations. Please convert all cash donations to a money order or cashier’s check. If you receive several cash donations, you can convert them into one money order or check.
If you write a check to FAST, we will be required to issue a tax receipt to you directly. How does this differ from cash? This will occur because the IRS will consider the donation directly from you and not your donors; as such, you will receive a tax receipt directly from FAST. Additionally, the IRS will consider the money you deposited into your account as income to you and you will be taxed on that income.
The best way to schedule a recurring gift is to set it up the donation through FAST, and credit it to a designated CAN page as an offline donation. Contact CAN@CureAngelman.org, and we will help you get started.
Make checks out to FAST. Please be sure the memo has the name of the CAN page you would like it added to as an offline gift.
P.O. Box 608
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515
Once a donation is processed, it cannot be changed.
We cannot accept cash donations. Please convert all cash donations to a money order or cashier’s check. If you receive several cash donations, you can convert them into one money order or check. Remember to include each donor’s information on your donation form so we can issue a tax receipt to that particular donor. Save a step by encouraging all donors to use your CAN page.
If a check is made out to you personally, endorse the check by signing the back of the check and add, “Payable to FAST.” Include the check with the donation form.
The individual/organization listed on the check will be the individual/entity that will receive the tax receipt.
If you write a check to FAST, FAST will be required to issue a tax receipt to you directly. How does this differ from cash? This will occur because the IRS will consider the donation directly from you and not your donors; as such, you will receive a tax receipt directly from FAST. Additionally, the IRS will consider the money you deposited into your account as income to you and you will be taxed on that income.
If a business donates goods and services to your event, that is considered an “in-kind” donation to your event and not to FAST; therefore, FAST would not be able to issue a tax receipt.
Yes, we are proud to say we can accept donations from anywhere in the world. The amount entered for the donation will be processed in U.S. dollars. For example, if you enter “100,” that means you are making a $100 gift in U.S. dollars. Your credit card company will then convert the donation to your local currency at exchange rates and fees determined by your credit card issuer or financial institution.
FAST is based in the United States. You will receive an email receipt for tax purposes. Gifts made from non-U.S. residents may not qualify for tax exemptions. Check the laws in your country.
As diverse as our Angelman community is, we are all united in one goal: a better future for our children. FAST is committed to bringing life-changing treatments to clinical trial within two years, but we need your support. Help us cross the finish line. We are so close.
If you have a question that is not answered here, please send an email to CAN@cureangelman.org.