Special Announcement & Honor Donations


We’re kicking off our biggest fundraiser of the year with a $1,000 donation! To be precise, $1,365 thanks to Julie Lipp. While Julie raised these funds amongst her family and friends — HUGE THANKS TO ALL OF YOU — the MdDS Foundation is joining other nonprofits in a Giving Tuesday celebration on Razoo. Razoo is the platform we used last year to raise almost $10,000 in one day. With your help again, we can raise even more this year. $40,000 is needed to sustain MdDS research for one more year, so let’s get fundraising!

Two Ways You Can Help

mdds-turkeyThe easiest way is simply make a donation on our Razoo page. If you celebrate Thanksgiving in the US, the suggested donation is the price of your Thanksgiving day turkey. But why not get together with friends and family to “Dine & Donate”? Use the Support Groups to find MdDS friends near you and celebrate #GivingTuesday over a meal. Then each participant matches the cost of their meal cost as a donation. Feel free to Dine for MdDS early, as this fundraiser ends on 11/30.

Starting mid-November, each donation made in advance and scheduled for Giving Tuesday will make the Foundation eligible to win cash prizes. Details will be announced as soon as available. What we know now is:

  • Individuals setting up their own fundraiser page now, to support our charitable cause, is a sure way to help us reach our goal — visit our page to see the goal meter rise.
  • Each fundraiser that shares on Facebook using the hashtag #razoopromo will increase our chances to win. (Last year we won around $700.)

Won’t you please join us this Giving Tuesday and help us with our mission to find a cure for MdDS?

Click or tap the photo below to Join us for Giving Tuesday.giving_tuesday_joinus

Thank YouAgain, we’d like to thank Julie Lipp, her family and her friends for their generous donations to kick off our #GivingTuesday fundraiser, Rocking Our Way To $40K.

Cindy Abel
Jeffrey Beam
Wendy Dumke
Jeff Herlache
Paul Jolly
Brenda Latza
Cynthia Lipp
Kristi Lipp
Randy Lipp
Becky and Clark Longsine
Roberta Longsine
Nando Properties LLC
Mary Sot
Stephanie Thome

Honor Donations
Marilyn & Roger Josselyn – In honor of Allyssa and Matt Russo’s marriage.
Marilyn & Roger Josselyn – Wishing Terri and Mike Good Luck in their new home!
A tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor or to remember someone special. Your gift reflects your desire to make a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as your honoree has done for you. If you’d like to make a donation in honor or memory of someone or an occasion, please use the Memorial or Honor Donation Form (downloadable PDF) and mail to:

MdDS Foundation
Marilyn Josselyn, President
22406 Shannondell Drive
Audubon, PA 19403

Alternately, you may use Pay Pal and use the Purpose field to leave your donation dedication. Your dedication will be recognized in our next newsletter and acknowledgement post.

P.S.: While you are working on your personal fundraisers, we will be working on another special announcement to be made when we hit the $20,000 mark.