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The National Ataxia Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of persons affected by Ataxia through support, education, and research.

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We would like to send a massive thank you to everyone who works to protect and advance public health. Your efforts save lives. Happy Public Health Thank You Day! #PHTYD #PublicHealthHeroes ...

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We were happy to team up with FARA to get the National Ataxia Awareness Resolution of 2020 passed by the Senate! Thank you to Senator Warren and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith for co-sponsoring this bipartisan resolution! Read the press release: ataxia.org/bipartisan-national-ataxia-awareness-day-of-2020-resolution-passed ...

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Dr. Paulson was recently elected to the National Academy of Medicine, which is a great honor. He has provided leadership to many scientists who are now involved in the Ataxia research field. He has been a champion for NAF and we would like to congratulate him on this accomplishment. Thank you Dr. Paulson! alzheimers.med.umich.edu/2020/10/19/dr-paulson-elected-to-national-academy-of-medicine-membership/ ...

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We're proud to join efforts with FARA and Ataxia UK to coordinate an international conference for Ataxia researchers. Check out our joint press release for more info. ataxia.org/inaugural-international-congress-for-ataxia-research-icar-to-take-place-in-march-2022/ ...

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Nov 27, 2020 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
VIRTUAL Western Washington Ataxia Support Group Lunch with Leftovers

Join us at 11am Pacific Time for an after-Thanksgiving get-together! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83209211867?pwd=OFRRd2hhcDF1UzM1U0oxeEhXK1pNUT09 Meeting ID: 832 0921 1867 Passcode: 335066 For more information join our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033349420106652/ or contact Sherry McLaughlin Phone #: 360-344-2445 | Email: cherilyn546@gmail.com Read More…

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Nov 27, 2020 02:00 pm - 03:30 pm
VIRTUAL Chicago Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Join us for our virtual meeting! For the Zoom meeting access information contact Julia Pantoga at Phone #: 414-899-5195 | E-mail: sharpturninstitute@gmail.com Read More…

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Nov 27, 2020 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
VIRTUAL Global Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Meetings are at 3PM and 6PM EST Click here to register For more information contact Mark Desa at 416-418-2475 or mark@hopeforataxia.org. Read More…

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Dec 04, 2020 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Toronto Online Ataxia Support Group Meeting

Meetings are at 9AM, 12PM, 3PM and 6PM EST (2PM, 5PM, 8PM, 11PM in London, UK). The Links to this teleconference will be provided once registration opens. For more information contact Mark Desa at 416-418-2475 or mark@hopeforataxia.org. Read More…

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Your gift to Ataxia research DOUBLED through December 31st

Contributions to the Annual Research Drive help NAF fund the very best Ataxia research. An anonymous donor will match every dollar donated during this campaign, up to $50,000.

Your donation means more Ataxia research! Thank you for supporting NAF as we seek effective treatments for Ataxia.

Thank you so much!