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The Magic of a Cure

2016 NAF Annual Ataxia Conference
April 1-3, 2016

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“Your Team, One Dream, A Cure”

As a member you help provide those with ataxia a better life and hope for a brighter tomorrow. NAF is a membership based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving ataxia families. We are grateful for the support of our members and welcome others to also join.

As a thank you for being a valued member, you will receive discounts in attending the annual membership meeting as well as a subscription to the NAF’s in-depth quarterly ataxia news publication, Generations.

Be Part of Team NAF…become a member today! Please ask your friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors to also become a member.  Thank you!

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Letter From The President
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 William "Bill" Sweeney  The National Ataxia Foundation welcomes William “Bill” Sweeney as the newly elected President of the National Ataxia Foundation. Bill joined the NAF Board of Directors in 2007, became a member of the Executive Committee in 2009, served as Treasurer from 2012-2015 and was elected as President in March 2015. Bill has also been active in the Twin Cities Support Group and helped start the Twin Cities Walk, Stroll ‘n Roll in 2010.


The National Ataxia Foundation (NAF) is pleased to announce that a new “Children with Ataxia” booklet has been published. We sincerely thank the parents who have generously shared their challenging and emotional journeys with us. Their stories reveal their heartbreak but also the courage and hope that these children and parents face together. If you would like to receive a hardcopy of the booklet, please email naf@ataxia.org. Copies are also available by clicking on this link.


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