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Ways to help

Advancing scientific discoveries into treatments that improve health and quality of life for people with FA can be accelerated by your contribution to and participation in fundraising activities such as individual donations, grassroots fundraisers and corporate partnership and sponsorship.

Since its inception in 1998, FARA has raised over $10 Million for FA research. These funds directly supported some of our milestone achievements such as understanding the underlying cause of the disease and discovery of potential treatments. Our challenge is to accelerate the evaluation of potential therapies and keep our treatment pipeline full of diverse treatments that slow, stop and reverse FA.

Fundraising not only provides valuable financial resources, but it increases public awareness of FA, and builds our community.

With Your Help We Will Find a Cure

The chart below demonstrates some of the ways you can be involved and provide the resources FARA needs to reach our goal: cure FA. Fueled by funding, research moves faster towards treatments and a cure. New ideas are always welcome!

Fundraising   Raising Awareness   In-Kind Support and Networking
  • Individual - One-time or recurring donations
  • Grassroots fundraising - Individual, family or community events such as walks, dinners, auctions, etc.
  • Corporate – One-time or multi-year donation, sponsor an existing event, host your own event, matching gift program
  • Community outreach – public speaking about FA, letter writing campaigns
  • Social networking with links to FARA and information about FA in Facebook, Six Degrees, MySpace and Linkedin
  • In-Kind / Service donations
    • Auction items
    • Marketing or technical support
  • Building networks - Referrals to other companies or individuals in related research, drug development and non-profit funding