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Fund Research to Cure Angelman Syndrome

START FUNDRAISINGJoin the Cure Angelman Now (CAN) team today!

Funds you raise go directly to Angelman syndrome research and advancements. Create a fundraising page in honor of your loved one with Angelman syndrome. Thank you for joining our quest to cure Angelman syndrome.

To continue to drive excitement of CAN, thanks to the Jacob family, we are offering dollar for dollar matching for a limited time. Starting May 25th, donations on the CAN page will be matched at 100% until all of the $250,000 has been exhausted across all CAN pages.

CAN page owners that have received donation matching will receive a direct communication on the amount received, so the amount can be added to their page. We will update on the status of matching throughout, until the end of CAN 2021 on October 15 or untilif we have exhausted the match amount, whichever comes first.

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Fundraiser Leaderboard

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WILL.I.CAN Edberg
Kick AS with Will.i.CAN in 2021

$109,300

raised by 114 supporters
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Amelia Beatty
2021 Orion CAN

$78,415

raised by 19 supporters
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Steven Piluso
2021 FAST CAN Campaign

$25,455

raised by 15 supporters
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Kris and Gina Jacobsen
TEAM MADDY...2021 FAST CAN Campaign

$21,415

raised by 35 supporters
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Harper Webb
Harper's Hope 2021 FAST CAN Campaign

$20,850

raised by 6 supporters
Leaderboard displays fundraisers with online donations only. The totals shown exclude offline donations. A comprehensive leaderboard including online and offline donations is available at justgiving.com/campaign/FASTCAN2021.

2021 Community Challenge

Opens January 6th, 2021

SUPPORT A FUNDRAISER

FAST would not be where we are today without the dedicated and tireless efforts of our fundraisers. Our community is truly amazing! Your support makes a significant impact on bringing today’s science to tomorrow’s treatments. #CureAngelmanNOW
Your donations mean the world to us!

Why Fundraise?

Funds you raise will support research and advancements that bring life-changing treatments to our loved ones with Angelman syndrome. FAST will not stop until every age and phenotype of Angelman syndrome has a meaningful and successful treatment. FAST continues to invest in new key research opportunities. In order to invest, we need you to keep fundraising!

REGISTER YOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT

Some FAST supporters choose to add an activity or event to their fundraising efforts. FAST offers support and promotion on our online events calendar.

In 2020, our Cure Angelman Now (CAN) Campaign raised:

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2020 Top Fundraisers

Fundraiser (Team)
Raised
Grace – John Schlueter – Team Grace
153,821.72
William – Meghan Edberg – Will.i.CAN | Let’s #KickAS Together for William
$84,629.77
Ben – Lauren Hoffer – Ben’s Believers
$76,455.54
Orion – Amelia Beatty – Orion2020
$53,859.88
Michelle – Roy Azout – Move it for Michi
$44,003.23
Lilly – Jaci Mouch – Love like Lilly
$38,976.54
Elianna Grace – Alyssa Osborne – Elianna Grace
$22,153.47
Luke – Sara Robinson – Luke’s Lions
$20,054.70
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CAN is Global

FAST’s Cure Angelman Now (CAN) fundraising campaign is a global effort. FAST encourages you to support the fundraising efforts in your respective country. However, if your country is not represented in the list below, we would be honored if you choose to fundraise with us.

Start your fundraiser here!

Fundraising Tools

Your easiest first donation will come from you. Decide what amount you would like to contribute (no amount is too small), and leave a special comment to your loved one with AS on your CAN page. Remember, it is easier to ask others if you have already sponsored yourself.

You and your family are the most powerful reason why someone would contribute to FAST. Donors are motivated by a passion for a cause or compassion for people they have come to know.

Share why donating will make finding a cure possible. FAST’s scientists know exactly what causes Angelman syndrome. They have cured the symptoms of the disorder in mice using multiple strategies. A cure is no longer a matter of if, but when. To bring meaningful treatments and therapeutics into human clinical trials, we need the support of our family members and friends to help us raise $1 million. The only thing standing between people with Angelman syndrome and life-changing treatments is financial support for our scientists.

You can’t raise money if you don’t ask. Everyday people make substantial change, and every dollar counts. Start by making a list of the people, employers, businesses and organizations you know, and discover whether they wish to contribute in some way or not. Don’t get discouraged if they are tied to another commitment, it happens.

When you make an ask, be direct. Direct them to your CAN page URL or the FAST website so that they know how to contribute. 

Be direct and suggest an amount. People are more likely to give when they know what is expected of them and don’t be afraid of asking too much, they will self adjust. You will find that many people want to help you. When asking for donations, be relaxed. Show your enthusiasm and be authentic. You’ll do best with the style of solicitation that reflects your personality. 

Remember to thank your donors, and then take that opportunity to give them more information. If you send a card, tell them of the progress your loved one is making, or of any news on the AS research front, and then direct them to the FAST website and Facebook page again so they can follow FAST’s progress themselves.

We’re bringing life-changing treatments to people with Angelman syndrome so they can speak, walk, sleep, and live seizure-free. It’s a mammoth task that will require like-sized efforts. Continue. If something worked well, do it again and improve upon it. If something did not come off as you had hoped, try something else. You have a compelling reason for perseverance, and people will understand that. Use your passion to spark that in the people around you. You will be amazed.

One of the smartest ways to increase your donation to FAST is through a Corporate Matching Gift Program. Many companies, and some individuals, will match your donation dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable donation power. Some match even more. Johnson & Johnson, for example, matches 2:1 and Grainger contributes 3:1.

You can find a list of companies with matching gift programs here (LINK). If you don’t see your employer on the list, check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. If they don’t, ask them to start one.

To add FAST to their list of charities, have your Human Resources office contact FAST via phone (630.852.FAST), fax (630.852.3270) or email (info@CureAngelman.org). FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

We are here to support you and cheer you on. Thank you for not being a bystander in the journey to cure AS. You have opportunities to win prizes and incentives through our CAN Community Challenge, click here to learn more. Also, we look forward to celebrating you at the annual FAST Summit & Gala.

Your easiest first donation will come from you. Decide what amount you would like to contribute (no amount is too small), and leave a special comment to your loved one with AS on your CAN page. Remember, it is easier to ask others if you have already sponsored yourself.

You and your family are the most powerful reason why someone would contribute to FAST. Donors are motivated by a passion for a cause or compassion for people they have come to know.

Share why donating will make finding a cure possible. FAST’s scientists know exactly what causes Angelman syndrome. They have cured the symptoms of the disorder in mice using multiple strategies. A cure is no longer a matter of if, but when. To bring meaningful treatments and therapeutics into human clinical trials, we need the support of our family members and friends to help us raise $1 million. The only thing standing between people with Angelman syndrome and life-changing treatments is financial support for our scientists.

You can’t raise money if you don’t ask. Everyday people make substantial change, and every dollar counts. Start by making a list of the people, employers, businesses and organizations you know, and discover whether they wish to contribute in some way or not. Don’t get discouraged if they are tied to another commitment, it happens.

When you make an ask, be direct. Direct them to your CAN page URL or the FAST website so that they know how to contribute. 

Be direct and suggest an amount. People are more likely to give when they know what is expected of them and don’t be afraid of asking too much, they will self adjust. You will find that many people want to help you. When asking for donations, be relaxed. Show your enthusiasm and be authentic. You’ll do best with the style of solicitation that reflects your personality. 

Remember to thank your donors, and then take that opportunity to give them more information. If you send a card, tell them of the progress your loved one is making, or of any news on the AS research front, and then direct them to the FAST website and Facebook page again so they can follow FAST’s progress themselves.

We’re bringing life-changing treatments to people with Angelman syndrome so they can speak, walk, sleep, and live seizure-free. It’s a mammoth task that will require like-sized efforts. Continue. If something worked well, do it again and improve upon it. If something did not come off as you had hoped, try something else. You have a compelling reason for perseverance, and people will understand that. Use your passion to spark that in the people around you. You will be amazed.

One of the smartest ways to increase your donation to FAST is through a Corporate Matching Gift Program. Many companies, and some individuals, will match your donation dollar for dollar, which doubles your charitable donation power. Some match even more. Johnson & Johnson, for example, matches 2:1 and Grainger contributes 3:1.

You can find a list of companies with matching gift programs here (LINK). If you don’t see your employer on the list, check with your company’s Human Resources office to see if they offer gift matching. If they don’t, ask them to start one.

To add FAST to their list of charities, have your Human Resources office contact FAST via phone (630.852.FAST), fax (630.852.3270) or email (info@CureAngelman.org). FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

We are here to support you and cheer you on. Thank you for not being a bystander in the journey to cure AS. You have opportunities to win prizes and incentives through our CAN Community Challenge, click here to learn more. Also, we look forward to celebrating you at the annual FAST Summit & Gala.

Helpful Resources

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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 all individuals with Angelman syndrome, but we need your help!
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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 all individuals with Angelman syndrome, but we need your help!
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