Fundraising

Help Fund Research to Cure Angelman Syndrome

Start FundraisingJoin the Cure Angelman Now (CAN) team today!

CAN is FAST’s annual fundraising program. This year’s theme: “Better Days Are Coming!” reflects the promising research and additional therapeutics in the pipeline that FAST funds. Every donation made to a CAN campaign helps fund the science and research that advance the pipeline from basic research to IND ready.

Support a Fundraiser

Our fundraisers are simply amazing. Their generosity in donations and volunteer hours hosting a variety of events has enabled FAST to continue our mission to find a cure. We are a community of the friends and families that support all of those individuals living with Angelman syndrome. Thank you for supporting FAST’s Fundraising Friends.

Double Your Donation

Many corporations match their employee donations 1:1 and even some even 2:1. It’s an easy way to double your donation. Check here to see if your company matches then contact your human resources department.

Paid Volunteer Hours

Many companies make a monetary donation based on the number of hours their employees volunteer. Check to see if your company is one.

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 genotype of Angelman syndrome has a meaningful and successful treatment. FAST is able to continue to invest in new research opportunities because of all your fundraising efforts.

2022 Fundraising Leaderboard

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WILL.I.CAN Edberg
Let's Keep #KickingAS in 2022!

$28,900

raised by 22 supporters
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Lauren Hoffer
2022 FAST CAN Cure Angelman Now!

$24,480

raised by 50 supporters
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Kris and Gina Jacobsen
Team MADDY 2022 FAST CAN Cure Angelman Now!

$13,750

raised by 11 supporters
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Gabriel D'Orazio
2022 FAST CAN Cure Angelman Now!

$12,760.11

raised by 88 supporters
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Sean Cooper
Sean Cooper Runs for Team Silas Hommes

$10,150

raised by 60 supporters

Register your Fundraising Event

We would love to feature your upcoming fundraiser on our social channels to help spread the word. Some FAST supporters prefer to donate to an event near them. Please be sure to register your event.

The 2021 Cure Angelman Now (CAN) fundraising campaign raised a grand total of

$ 0

by 132 community members!

2021 Top Fundraisers

Fundraiser (Team)
Raised
William – Meghan Edberg
$170,562.00
Orion – Amelia Beatty *board member, ineligible for prize
$80,565.00
Lilly – Jaci Mouch
$67,341.86
Charlie – Jennifer Cutler
$49,305.00
Louie – Todd Werner
$43,000.00
Harper – Johnna Webb
$38,300.00
Sutton – Nicole Smith
$37,442.82
Tommy – Steven Piluso
$25,455.00
Elianna – Alyssa Osborne
$24,850.00
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CAN is Global

FAST’s Cure Angelman Now (CAN) fundraising campaign is a global effort. FAST US 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 FAST US. Start your fundraiser here!

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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.

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.

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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