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Tremendous thanks to all of the donors who helped us reach our $100,000 goal this December! We're still raising as much as possible to increase the pace of POTS research in 2017. More research means more answers and better treatments for patients!

What will the funds be used for?

Dysautonomia International asked researchers what type of studies they would do if we offered POTS research grants of $100,000 or less. To our delight, researchers submitted over $2 million dollars in amazing POTS research proposals! Realistically, we cannot fund $2M at this time, so we have set a goal of funding $200,000 of POTS research in early 2017. $100K of that will come from funds we have already raised. $100K still has to be raised. If donors can help us raise more than $200K, we're happy to fund even more research!

All research proposals are reviewed by our Medical Advisory Board, Patient Advisory Board, and Board of Directors to ensure the funded projects are of high scientific value, and provide meaningful information for POTS patients.

About the POTS Research Fund

Dysautonomia International created the POTS Research Fund in December 2013 to create a dedicated stream of funding for POTS research. To date, we have issued $408,000 in POTS research grants. There are dozens of additional POTS research studies waiting for funding. Read about the research we have already funded with your generous support.

Other ways to help support this important research:

Donate by Check
Print out this Donation Form and follow the instructions on the form to mail in your donation check. If you write "POTS Research Fund" in the memo line of your check your donation will go directly to fund POTS research.

Create an Online Personal Fundraising Page
Create a personalized fundraising page on CrowdRise and ask your friends and family to donate to the POTS Research Fund. Be sure to let your friends and family know why the POTS Research Fund is important to you!

Host a Fundraiser
Hosting a fundraiser is a great way to raise awareness and raise money for research, like a Cupcakes for a Cure bake sale or a Dress Down Day for Dysautonomia Research at your school or office. Check out some other fundraising ideas for inspiration. You can use Crowdrise to create a website about your fundraiser, sell tickets, register participants, and host teams.

Employer Matching Gifts
Ask your employer if they will contribute matching funds to charities that you donate to. This is great way to double your donation to the POTS Research Fund.

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