Walk for FD!
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Register to Walk
Sponsor a Walker
Walk with us, and help us take steps to
improve quality of life and survival for those with FD
Join the Dysautonomia Foundation in the Fourth Annual Walk for FD, a
seven-mile walk along the Hudson River to raise money for familial
dysautonomia (FD) treatment and research.
FD is a Jewish-Ashkenazi disease; 1 in 27 Ashkenazic Jews are carriers. People with FD do not
have proper control of their autonomic nervous system and are unable to control functions --
such as breathing, digesting, crying, and swallowing -- that the average person takes for granted.
FD is rare but we are hoping that the money we raise at this walk can go a long way in helping
those who struggle with the disease. By contributing to research that helps FD, patients obtain
improved medical care and increased life expectancy. Our efforts can change the lives of those
Participants in the FD walk will pay a $20 registration fee and then will each find
sponsors to reach their personal fundraising goal (suggested goal is $100, minimum is $25).
Friends can sponsor a walker on our
There will be checkpoints along the 7 mile walk (starting at The NYU Bronfman Center for
Jewish Life, 7 East 10th Street, and continuing north on the Hudson River Greenway along the
West Side Highway to 59th St.). At check in, participants will receive a sweatshirt, water
bottle and information about FD.
Sign up today to be a part of this meaningful and fun experience of raising money and awareness
for such a devastating Jewish disease. For questions, information, or to sponsor this event,
feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year's event was fantastic!
Help us make this year's event an even bigger success. Pictures from last year's event can be found
on our Facebook albums:
2013 Walk for FD-1 and
2013 Walk for FD-2. Call or email the Dysautonomia Foundation with questions
The Dysautonomia Foundation
The Dysautonomia Foundation is a nonprofit organization supporting the best possible
and scientific research for the benefit of people
afflicted with FD. The Foundation also conducts social service
public awareness programs for the benefit of the FD community and
for those in the general population
who may be at risk for FD.