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United Against Ataxia

Author: Lori Shogren, Community Program and Services Director  An IAAD Like No Other September 25th is International Ataxia awareness Day (IAAD). Over the last 20 years IAAD has grown from Read More…

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The Poker Walk

Author: Joel Sutherland, Development Director Many people believe there is NOTHING they do to raise funds and teach more people about Ataxia.  Wrong! Not only Read More…

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Facebook Posts

Congrats to our Greater Atlanta Ataxia Support Group for getting a Proclamation issued in Georgia to declare Sept. 25th as "Ataxia Awareness Day" for #IAAD19! Thanks for your hard work to get this done! And thank you Governor Brian Kemp for supporting the initiative to bring awareness to this rare disease! ...

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Walk N’ Roll to Cure Ataxia is designed to build awareness, bring the Ataxia community together, and raise funds so that NAF can support the next big breakthrough. Thanks to all who participated in an event this year! If you don't have a Walk in your area or didn’t get to attend – here's your chance to participate in honor of IAAD! Join our Virtual Walk N’ Roll and help us raise funds! bit.ly/2019VirtualWalkNRoll ...

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Now Accepting 2020 AAC Travel Grant Applications! The 2020 Annual Ataxia Conference is on March 6-7 in Denver, CO. We’d love to see you all there! We're offering a limited number of travel grants to help you with travel expenses to attend. To be eligible to receive a grant you must have Ataxia and a financial need. You must submit your application by January 6, 2020 to be considered. Apply Now: bit.ly/2020TravelGrant ...

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Sep 25, 2019 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD)

International Ataxia Awareness Day (IAAD) is on September 25th of each year. It is a coordinated effort from individuals and Ataxia organizations around the world to help shed light on this rare disease. What better way to get involved in the fight against Ataxia than IAAD? NAF is committed to leading the way on this outreach Read More…

Sep 25, 2019 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
United Against Ataxia Hill Day

NAF has partnered with FARA for a day on the Hill to advocate for a National Ataxia Awareness Day Senate Resolution. You can help advocate for this resolution by inviting your state’s Senators to cosponsor the resolution. Please share this one-pager about the resolution with your Senators. Let’s get September 25th  designated nationally as National Read More…

Sep 25, 2019 05:00 pm
Dine to Donate for Ataxia – Port St. Lucie, FL

Dine in at Recovery Sports Grill and have 15% of your bill donated to the National Ataxia Foundation. Must present this coupon to your server. Read More…

Sep 27, 2019 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
MSA Patient & Family Conference

The conference program begins at 9:00 AM on Friday September 27 and closes at 5:00 pm on Saturday September 28. For more information visit the MSA Coalition website. Read More…