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150,000 Reasons To Give.

75K Matching Gift Campaign

NAF Received $75,000 Pledge

We need your help to get it!

The Clementz Foundation made a generous pledge to match every donation through July 12th – up to $75,000! Your donation will be DOUBLED! Donate and tell us your story! 150,000 people in the US are affected by Ataxia. We want to know why YOU are one of the 150,000 Reasons to Give. Thanks for joining us in the fight against Ataxia!

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60 for 60 to Cure Ataxia Events Kick Off

NAF is excited to announce that our first round of 60 for 60 fundraisers have started or will soon be starting their 60-mile journeys. We have solo journeys, teams, and even participation from an entire support group! We have people with Ataxia completing the journey - and friends, family, or significant others of people with Ataxia as well. The diversity of support out there is phenomenal. Recent, upcoming, and in progress 60 for 60 fundraisers are:


Nebraska Ataxia Team
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Treasure Coast Support Group Team
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Jason Wolfer
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Dana Creighton
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Mind Over Miles Team
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Glow In The Park
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Ontario Walk and Ride Team
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Spinner’s Bike Ride
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Storm Warriors Team
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Ruehl Bike Ride Team
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Steve Bratt 10K Day Team
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Tampa Bay Support Group Team
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2017 Research Lay Summaries are now available

Learn what your generous donations will support in ataxia research. Click on this link.


Ataxia Research Prepares for Clinical Trials

The NAF Board of Directors approved funding of a Clinical Research Consortium for Ataxia. This program will provide financial support for one year to academic medical centers across the United States. These sites will develop the tools necessary to perform clinical Ataxia research. Initial funding was provided by a generous donation from the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation. This is a significant time in Ataxia research and the National Ataxia Foundation will continue to support these important endeavors that will find treatments and a cure. For more information visit http://www.ataxia.org/research/clinical-research-consortium.aspx.


Member Stories

NAF would like to invite members to share their story to increase Ataxia awareness and support for the NAF mission. NAF would like to extend a huge thank you to our members that have so generously shared their story. Share your member story by email with naf@ataxia.org. Member Stories can be read on the Member Stories Page.