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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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Living with Ataxia is a difficult journey. But you are not alone. Sharing your story can inspire others, help someone learn about Ataxia, and reassure a person who has been through similar things. NAF is hoping to feature a member story each month on our website. Are you willing to let us share your story? If so, email your story to: naf@ataxia.org ...

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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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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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Dec 04, 2020 09:00 am - 08:00 pm
VIRTUAL Global Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We will have four speakers as follows: 9AM Eastern (2PM in the UK, 11PM in Sydney) – Jan Goldstein-Elman, Physiotherapist from One Step Ahead Mobility 12PM Eastern 12PM EDT (5PM in the UK, 2AM Saturday in Sydney) – Tim Anderson, Owner and Trainer from Original Strength 3PM Eastern (8PM in the UK, 5AM Saturday in Sydney) Read More…

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Dec 05, 2020 10:30 am - 11:30 am
VIRTUAL Northwestern Nevada Ataxia Support Group Meeting

We meet the first Saturday of the month at 10:30 AM Pacific Time Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly: https://us04web.zoom.us/meeting/upwkf–grDIpHdQwrwq8z2rPIJiLuwdKEXai/ics?icsToken=98tyKu6gpzMsEtacsx6HR7Y-HYqgM_zzplhegqdsiw3yEnhJMBHGH8hLHqdoFPP1 Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78986829370?pwd=SEdjTnhEelZSQVNDeTg4b0FFZjQ4UT09 Meeting ID: 789 8682 9370 Passcode: 9Msa3c For more information contact Libby and Rich Hoops at 775-223-2809 or hoops.e.a.hoops@gmail.com Join Our Facebook Group! Read More…

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Dec 05, 2020 11:00 am - 01:30 pm
VIRTUAL Treasure Coast Ataxia Support Group Morning Meeting

Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIof-ygrTkjH9SgOKaUeok_Fm052Ew4lauf After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. For more information contact Lisa Cole at  772-370-3041 |  lisacoleataxia@gmail.com Join our Facebook Group! 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!