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By hosting a fundraising event to benefit DSF you can raise funds for research, while increasing awareness of Dravet syndrome and associated childhood epilepsies. Below is an overview of our various fundraising programs. DSF’s Fundraising Committee and staff are here to support you every step of the way! Let us help you get started!

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Steps Toward a Cure

Raise awareness and funds for Dravet syndrome support and research! Our Steps Toward a Cure series of events are family-friendly and celebrate our Dravet superheroes.

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Team DSF RACRE & Running For Our Heroes

Are you participating in a competitive athletic event and would like to fundraise for DSF? Join Team DSF RACRE and help spread awareness and raise funds to support those affected.

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Virtual Events

Not near an organized event, but still want to do something to support DSF? You can participate in a virtual event, either alone or by establishing a local team.

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Casino Nights

Casino nights are large, anticipated, annual events. These DIY fundraising events are opportunities to combine your commitment to our community with your passion for helping DSF.

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Gala Events

Galas are large, anticipated, annual events. It is one of, if not the biggest, fundraising activities of the organization. It typically includes awards, recognition, and/or entertainment component.

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Other FUNdraising Events

These DIY fundraising events are opportunities to combine your commitment to our community with your passion for helping DSF. Use one of our suggested FUNdraisers, or design your own

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Fundraising Event Suggestions

  • Yard Sale
  • Movie Night
  • Read-a-thon
  • Tailgate Party
  • Talent Show
  • School Dance
  • Silent Auction
  • Picnic
  • Gift Wrapping Service
  • Barbeque
  • Cook Off
  • Dress Down Day at the Office or School

  • Kid’s Carnival
  • Car Wash
  • Bingo
  • Bake Sale
  • Used Book or CD Sale

  • Money Tree
  • Poker Night
  • Yard Sale
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Wine and Cheese Party
  • Cycling/Bike-a-thon

  • Treasure Hunt

  • Music Concert
  • Cocktail Party

  • Dog Wash

  • Garage Sale

  • Pet Sitting

  • Dance-a-thon

  • Craft Fair

  • Golf Tournament

  • Baseball Game

  • Walk-a-thon

  • Karaoke Night

  • Lemonade Stand

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Goin’ For Owen: Un-Mask Dravet 5K

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This 5K family-fun run/walk is in honor of
Owen Watson and will be held at:

Ann Morrison Park Old Timer’s Shelter
1130 W Royal Blvd
Boise, ID 83706

The event will include a raffle and a silent auction!

Registration starts : 4:30 PM
5K Fun Run / Walk starts : 5:30 PM

Adult – $30
Child – $15

Children with Dravet Syndrome / Epilepsy are FREE and will get a purple
“Super Hero” cape!

Register by […]

San Francisco Marathon

July 23 @ 5:30 am - 10:30 am

The San Francisco 1st Half Marathon – Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Team members agree to raise a minimum of $500 for DSF. You train for the race and raise money for Dravet Syndrome Foundation. We provide the resources you need to cross the finish line. You’ll raise awareness and critical funding that will help […]

Camp Day for Dravet

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Camp Day for Dravet

Tabernacle, NJ  – July 29th

Join us at DSF Camp Day for Dravet on Saturday, July 29th.
Proceeds benefit Dravet Syndrome Foundation whose mission […]

5K for Dravet – Colorado

August 13 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Proceeds benefit the Dravet Syndrome Foundation whose mission is to raise money for research into Dravet syndrome and related childhood epilepsies while helping afflicted individuals and their families.
This timed 5K and family-fun walk will be held at the Robert F. Clement Park, Littleton, CO. The event includes family-friendly activities and refreshments.Registration begins at 7:30 AM with the […]

2017 Double Down for Dravet – Texas

September 23 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us at the 5th annual Double Down for Dravet on Saturday, September 23rd! Enjoy three hours of Casino games by Aces Wild Casino, as well as hors d’ oeuvres, dinner, beer, wine, a silent auction and Bid for a Cure! The event will take place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Tickets, sponsorships and event […]

Michelob Ultra Rock ‘N’ Roll St. Louis

October 15 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 7:00am

Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis proudly boasts that it is one of the most scenic courses in the Rock ‘n’ Roll family, with start and finish line views of the famous Gateway Arch, a historic downtown and picturesque neighborhoods framed by all the colors of foliage in the fall. Join us in St. Louis in 2017 […]


July 19, 2018 - July 22, 2018

DSF is pleased to announce that our 2018 conference
will take place on July 19-22, 2018 in collaboration with
Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado.

Conference will include family and professional sessions,
DSF Super Sibling camp, and family events.

Conference agenda and speakers to be announced.
Conference registration will open in January 2018.

Special thanks to Dr. Kelly Knupp for her assistance […]

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