Prize Details

 Challenge #1 - Most FUNDS raised by a TEAM 
 

Prize: Dysautonomia International Physician Education and Patient Education Program held in your region.

Dysautonomia International will coordinate an in-person physician & patient education event in your region. Donations and sponsorships by your team members will count towards your team total. The Team Captain will be invited to join the event planning committee, receive (10) complimentary passes to the in-person program and the winning team will be recognized on Dysautonomia International social media channels.  

 

Rules: Teams in the US, Canada, Australia and Sweden are eligible for an in person live event (once safe to do so as determined by Dysautonomia International) and in any other country a virtual event will be coordinated. Program will be presented in English. All funds must be raised by 11:59pm on 9/30/20. Cash/check donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 596, East Moriches, NY 11940 but must arrive by 9/30/20 with your team name included in the envelope or on the check for your check to count. Winner of prize #1 is not eligible for prize #2. 

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 Challenge #3 - Raise $1,000+ as an INDIVIDUAL    

 

Prize: receive a complimentary ticket to the 2021 Dysautonomia International conference.

 

Be a POTS Walk #STEPtember Challenge Individual Champion by raising $1,000 or more on your individual fundraising page to win this prize. Your own donations to your page count towards your total, as well as donations of your team members. 

 

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

Note: Due to the decision to offer the 2020 conference free-of-charge, we have changed this prize.

 Challenge #2 - Most REGISTRANTS on a TEAM  
 

Prize: private, virtual Meet-and-Greet with Dr. Blair Grubb, a Dysautonomia International Medical Advisory Board (MAB) member.

Dysautonomia International will organize a virtual meet & greet with Dr. Blair Grubb for the Team Captain who has the most registrants during this challenge. The Team Captain will be able to invite 29 guests to this private, online Q&A discussion with Dr. Grubb. In addition, the team will be recognized on Dysautonomia International social media channels.  

 

Rules: Registrants included per team are challenge registrations, donors and supporters who join the individual team competing for this prize. Virtual meet up will be presented in English. The team that has the most registrants by 11:59pm on 9/30/20 will receive this prize. Cash/check donations must be mailed to P.O. Box 596, East Moriches, NY 11940 by 9/30/20 with your team name included in the envelope or on the check. Winner of prize #2 is not eligible for prize #1. 

 Challenge #4 - Raise $100 + as an INDIVIDUAL  

 

Prize: receive a pair of Limited Edition POTS awareness shoelaces.

 

Be a POTS Walk #STEPtember Challenge Individual Supporter by raising $100 or more on your individual fundraising page to win these awesome shoelaces. Your own donations to your page counts towards your total, as well as your team members.

 

 

 

 

 




 

 

Please email us if you have any questions about offline donations or sponsorships, events@dysautonomiainternational.org.

Please note: Winners will be announced in early October on our Facebook and Instagram pages, all registrants will be contacted via email with those results as well. Shoelaces will be shipped to winners in the continental U.S. at no charge. If a winner would like the shoelaces to be shipped anywhere outside of the continental US, the winner will be responsible for shipping fees. Final decisions on the winner from each category will be decided by Dysautonomia International.

"The service Dysautonomia International 
provides through their patient and physician education programs is invaluable. I'm honored to be a part of this organization and this virtual event."
- Blair Grubb, MD, Dysautonomia International Medical Advisory Board member

About Dysautonomia International & the POTS Research Fund

 

POTS is estimated to effect approximately 1-3 million Americans, mostly young women. Despite its prevalence, most people have never heard of POTS. Many doctors are unfamiliar with POTS, which makes getting a diagnosis and proper treatment extremely difficult. There is little that doctors understand about POTS and a tragic lack of funding for ongoing research.

 

All funds raised during the 2020 POTS Walk #STEPtember Challenge will support Dysautonomia International's POTS Research Fund, with grants going to fund the work of Early Career Investigators to promote interest in POTS by the next generation of researchers. Dysautonomia International created the POTS Research Fund in December 2013 to provide a dedicated stream of funding for POTS research. In the past five years, we have issued nearly $1.8 million in POTS research grants. Dysautonomia International is the largest non-governmental source of POTS research funding in the world.

Dysautonomia International is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that seeks to improve the lives of over 70 million individuals around the world living with disorders of the autonomic nervous system. The organization offers patient and physician education resources, community outreach, legislative advocacy and patient support for all autonomic disorders. 

Working together, we can #CurePOTS!

For more information on the 2020 POTS Walk #STEPtember Challenge, email us at:​ events@dysautonomiainternational.org

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