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Donations DOUBLED for a Limited Time!

Posted on May 31, 2018

2018 Summer Match Challenge

The Clementz Foundation believes in the work that NAF does to support the Ataxia community and wanted to help. They have pledged to match every donation made to this campaign, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000! The Clementz Foundation has challenged us to raise $50,000 by July 15th. We’re up to the challenge, are you? Act now to have your donation DOUBLED!

Check back often to see the progress we’ve made towards the $50,000 goal! With your help and The Clementz Foundation’s generosity, we will raise $100,000 to support the Ataxia community! Donate online now or mail your donation to 600 Highway 169 South, Suite 1725, Minneapolis, MN 55426-1205 with “Summer Match” in the memo line of the check or money order.

The Community We Serve

Photo of two young twins sitting outside

Ataxia is a devastating genetic disease that impacts many lives. The families that we serve experience drastic changes to their lifestyle because of the disease’s effect on a person’s ability to walk, talk, swallow, and coordinate movement. Your donations support families of people with Ataxia, like Ames and Asher (pictured above), who must learn to live with the disease.

NAF is a leader in the search for a cure. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people with Ataxia through support, education, and research. The support and education services that we offer as well as the research that we fund is made possible by our donors. Thank you for supporting our mission with your generous donation!

Expand Your Impact – Start a Fundraiser for this Campaign

Not everyone is able to make a donation. Even those who can make a donation sometimes want to do more. With this campaign – you can help find others to have THEIR donations doubled too! Simply start a fundraiser on Facebook or through the Summer Match Challenge campaign website and ask your friends and family to donate!

Starting a Facebook Donation

Donations made through Facebook are safe and come directly to NAF. Facebook has made it simple to start a fundraiser on behalf of a non-profit organization and share it with your friends. Donations received through Facebook on June 1st through July 15th will be DOUBLED, up to the $50,000. To start a Facebook fundraiser:

  1. From your Facebook newsfeed, select “Raise Money” (mobile app) or “Raise Money for a Nonprofit Organization” (desktop).
  2. Select “Nonprofit” (mobile app) or “Get Started” (desktop).
  3. Type “National Ataxia Foundation” in the search bar. Select NAF.
  4. Enter your fundraiser details and share with your friends!

Starting a Fundraiser through the Summer Match Campaign Website

To create a team fundraising page that is eligible for match donations, register at You can register using the “Register” link in the blue menu on the left hand side. After you’ve completed the registration process, you can share the link to your team fundraising page with friends and family. For checks or money orders, mail them to 600 Highway 169 South, Suite 1725, Minneapolis, MN 55426-1205. Make sure to note your team name information and have the donations postmarked before July 15, 2018.

Thank you for the work that you do to support the Ataxia community!


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