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May 2017

"I Believe ..."

PWS is the most common genetic cause of life-threatening childhood obesity. This May, during Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month, people around the world who are affected by PWS are joining together to say: We believe. We believe in each other, so we're sharing our stories of hope. We believe in our communities, so we're raising awareness of PWS and how people can help. We believe research can change the future for our children, so we're fundraising to support a $26M 5-year plan to develop new treatments for PWS. In honor of Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month, we ask you to show you believe in a positive future for all people with PWS by clicking one of the links below. By fundraising, donating, and spreading the word, you can help make that future possible.



With a One Small Step page,
it's easy to reach out to family and friends!



Support our 5-year research plan to develop new treatments for PWS.



Post our beautiful graphics on social media and
raise #PWSawareness!

Latest Post

My Dreams Are Bigger Now Than Before My Son's PWS Diagnosis

By guest blogger Laura Hollatz

my-dreams-are-bigger-now-than-before-my-sons-pws-diagnosis-2.jpgWhen I received my son's PWS diagnosis, and a list of 20 things that he would never do, my hopes and dreams were dashed in a heartbeat. I wish they could have told us about all the wonderful things he would do. How he would have the greatest little giggle in the history of giggles, and how loving he would be. How he would learn his numbers and colors just like the other kids, just in his own time and at his own pace.


Special Events

3 Things To Do This Month 

  • Ditch your lunch. Choose one day to skip your lunch in honor of your loved one with PWS. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to join you and donate what they would have spent on lunch to PWS research.
  • Put out a donation jar. Ask your local businesses to put out a collection jar or donate a portion of their proceeds to PWS research. Use this flyer.
  • Educate. Do a presentation at your child’s school or a group you belong to! Use this slide deck.

Need some more ideas to help you get started? Watch this short webinar

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