In the coming months we will share stories of PANDAS and PANS families who are taking action on simple ideas and making a HUGE impact for our community.
Kirk Lord, along with the help and support of his Mom Tricia and Dad Duncan, decided to use his pogoing talent to raise money and awareness for PANDAS and PANS.
The idea was simple, Pogo for PANDAS....
ALL THE WAY across the Golden Gate Bridge. On February 28th this fourth grader put his idea into action. In 35 minutes he bounced ----- his way to improved awareness, raising over $6,200 with 4000 bounces!
To complement his event, he created a t-shirt and passed out postcards that clearly communicated the signs and symptoms of PANDAS and PANS.
Kirk Lord is accepting donations to the end of April. Here is the
to his FirstGiving Page.
Watch the video
of Kirk jumping across the Golden Gate Bridge.
So what fundraising ideas do you have?
Here are a few of our own
Derby for PANDAS - host a Kentucky Derby viewing party at your home, asking attendees for a donation to attend, or host the party at a local restaurant or bar, asking for a percentage of sales to be donated to PANDAS Network
JUNE, JULY/ SUMMER
- Ice cream, snow cone and Lemonade stands- great way to get our kids directly involved!
- Car wash
- Biking event "pedal for PANDAS"- partner with your local spinning studio or bike around the block asking for donations per lap.
- July 4th Fundraiser
- Dog washing
- Movie Night for charity- backyard movie night or many local movie theaters are willing to partner.
- Field Day with outdoor games
- Ice cream social
-POOL for PANDAS- pool party at local clubhouse, etc.
Remember- As a 501 ( C ) ( 3 ) Non-Profit all donations made are 100% Tax deductible!