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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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Give Up Your Cup

March 1 - March 31

Four ways to play... Give it a shot! Tall-Take a selfie with your cup and use the hastags: #giveupyourcup, #dsfcoffeeforacure. Visit www.giveupyourcup.org and join our social media campaign! Grande-Espresso Yourself!  Hand out brochures on Dravet syndrome (order here) and remind contributors that the simple act of giving up their cup to donate will make a big…

San Francisco: 5K for Dravet

April 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please join us for "5K for Dravet": San Francisco! April 2, 2017  Golden Gate Park, Peacock Meadow 240 John F. Kennedy Dr. San Francisco, CA 94117 Registration starts : 8:30 AM 5K Fun Run starts : 9:00 AM Adult runner - $30 Child runner - $15 Children with Dravet Syndrome / Epilepsy are FREE and will get…

2017 DSF City Bash – NYC

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Make sure to Save the Date - Thursday, April 6, 2017  We hope you will join us in 2017 as the Butterfly Bash metamorphosizes into DSF's City Bash!   This special evening serves as DSF's signature fundraising event and we are adding exciting new elements to make this year's the most memorable event yet.   Tickets are now…

Rock n Roll Marathon – Nashville

April 29 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Nashville Rock n Roll Marathon  Saturday, April 29th, 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 change the lives…

2nd Annual ~ A Day for Dravet: Burn for Brax

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is in honor of local resident, Braxton Ried, who suffers from Dravet syndrome. 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. Learn more about Dravet syndrome at www.dravetfoundation.org Come ready to work out! Prizes will…

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 change the lives…

Camp Day for Dravet

July 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Camp Day for Dravet Tabernacle, NJ  - July 30th Join us at DSF Camp Day for Dravet on Sunday, July 30th. Proceeds benefit Dravet Syndrome Foundation whose mission is to raise money for research into Dravet syndrome and related childhood epilepsies. This fun, family-friendly event includes canoeing, swimming, zip-lining, a rock wall and more! It will be…

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…

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…

2018 DSF BIENNIAL FAMILY & PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCE

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.…

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