Now you can donate directly to Dr. Cannon's Research!
Your gift supports our ongoing efforts to fund daily research helping to find answers for everyone suffering from Periodic Paralysis.
Periodic Paralysis is a confusing and mysterious disorder that has a major impact on the lives of people who suffer from it. Not only is there currently no cure for it, but most doctors don’t even know it exists. People with periodic paralysis need help from scientists who are willing to go out on a limb to research, experiment, and advocate for those who have this disorder. Dr. Steven Cannon is one of the leading researchers of periodic paralysis today. A neurologist, he has been in practice for over twenty years at places such as Johns Hopkins and the University
Mission and Goals
Through the tireless voluntary efforts of the PPA Board and a small circle of exceptionally motivated volunteers, the PPA has been able to help this special community in a variety of ways, from assisting members individually to providing resources to the community at large.
We have begun making great strides toward better characterizing and finding new treatments for this class of disorder. Our goals are many and require funding greater than our conferences and other prior fundraising efforts can generate. To this end, we humbly ask you to remember the PPA in your charitable giving. A donation to the PPA is a tax-deductible gift and expression of goodwill.
If you would like to speak to someone about your contribution interests, please Contact Us.
Contributions made as memorial, honorary or celebratory gifts are normally made by check but any type of gift to the Periodic Paralysis Association (i.e. stocks, real estate, etc.) can be considered as such.
Memorial gifts are a powerful way to honor the life and work of someone special in your life. Families often ask that gifts be made to the Periodic Paralysis Association in lieu of flowers after the death of a loved one. Generally, the funeral home will be able to help you with the advertisement of this family wish. In addition, donors can memorialize anyone with a gift at any time. The PPA appreciates this gift immensely as it is a tangible form of a loving tribute to a special person, whether a member of the PPA or not. We provide written acknowledgment of each gift to the source of the donation.
An Honorary gift is given as a thoughtful way to honor someone special. Members’ families often contribute gifts in honor of someone who provided special care. Anyone can be honored with a special gift to the Periodic Paralysis Association; a special teacher, mentor, colleague, friend, or family member. Please include this information and we will ensure notification to the honoree that a gift has been made in his or her honor.
Gifts in Celebration
Gifts to the Periodic Paralysis Association are also thoughtful birthday or anniversary gifts. Some couples choose to list the PPA for gifts in celebration of their wedding day or anniversary. Holiday gifts can also save time while being meaningful. If you would like a tribute card sent to the person being honored, please include information and we’ll notify your special friend or family member that a gift in celebration has been made in their name.
Many companies match employee gifts to qualified nonprofit charitable organizations. These companies encourage their employees to make gifts to charities that the employees choose. The companies then agree to match personal donations with an equal or greater corporate contribution. Contact your company’s personnel or Human Resources department to determine if your company has a matching gift program and, if so, what its rules are.
Complete your employer’s matching gift form and send it along with your gift to the Periodic Paralysis Association. We will complete the form and return it to your company for processing.