The Best Time for Giving Thanks

2020 has been a complicated year for people across the world, including many in our community. However, during this unprecedented time, we have been able to find positivity in the work that we do and the community we serve. We at SRNA are incredibly thankful for the support of our members, who have come together and found creative ways to connect and help one another. We are also grateful for our medical professionals, who have worked tirelessly throughout the past year to keep our community informed on the latest updates on the pandemic and coping with the stress of all the new challenges it brings.

This year, we give thanks to you, our community, for staying strong and spreading hope. We wish for you and your family to stay safe and healthy, and we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of giving during this holiday season, we are excited to announce that SRNA has received a matching donation of $33,000 for our upcoming #GivingTuesday campaign! Every year, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated as a day of giving to support nonprofits that benefit you. This year, Giving Tuesday will take place on December 1st. Join us in advancing research in rare neuroimmune disorders, supporting those who are diagnosed and their families, and training new clinician-scientists to specialize in these disorders. Every contribution we receive on Giving Tuesday will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $33,000, and we need your help to spread the word!

Here are some ways you can get involved:

1. Join our Giving Tuesday Facebook Fundraiser

2. Create your own Fundraiser on Facebook

3. Donate directly through our website (international supporters can do so here)

4. Create a Fundraiser on our website to share with friends and family

The funds we raise on Giving Tuesday will be critical in continuing our mission of supporting those with ADEM, AFM, MOGAD, NMOSD, ON, and TM, as well as their families and caregivers through support group meetings, symposia, family camp, podcasts, educational resources, our Myelitis Helpline, and much more. These funds will also help advance research into better understanding these disorders and ways to treat them.

Please help us continue this work by offering your support on December 1st if you can. We are grateful for every contribution we’ve received this year, and we understand the financial strain this pandemic has caused on so many families. Every donation, big or small, helps us in our fight to end rare neuroimmune disorders, together.

— The Siegel Rare Neuroimmune Association