Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a rare genetic disorder that affects the autonomic and sensory nervous systems. Symptoms include: insensitivity to pain, absence of tears, unstable blood pressure and body temperature, respiratory, digestive and vision problems. Though FD affects people across the world it occurs almost exclusively in people with Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. FD is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner when both, otherwise healthy parents, pass on their copy of a mutated IKAP gene to their unborn child. For more information about FD and the FD Foundation, visit www.famdys.org.
WILL YOU HELP US MEET OUR GOAL OF RAISING $250,000? EVERY DOLLAR DONATED WILL BE MATCHED, DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR UP TO $100,000!
For the 5th year in a row, the FD Foundation is proud to host #FDMatch2021, our annual crowdfunding campaign. This year's event celebrates and commemorates 70 years of trailblazing history, medical research and tremendous strides towards enhancing and extending the lives or people affected by this devastating and extremely rare genetic disorder.
Investments by our past supporters have enabled the Foundation to accomplish a great deal:
Not resting on its laurels, the Foundation continues today to build on its strong base, offering enhanced programs and services for people living with familial dysautonomia:
With your support of #FDMatch2021, the Foundation can continue to ensure the best and brightest possible future for people living with FD. Your gift to the Foundation’s Fall Crowdfunding Campaign helps fund:
Join us to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the FD Foundation.
Honor someone you know who has FD or who is fundraising for FD by supporting this year’s crowdfunding campaign, #FDMatch2021.
Become a Fundraiser by clicking on one of the buttons to our left or below and help us exceed our goal of raising $250,000
Your support will make a difference!
Remember, your gift will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000.