Make the Matches 🙌 Announcing Two Matching Challenges!

This is a time-sensitive announcement. The 2018 Giving Season launches on November 27 with two matching challenges. Challenge #1: $7 Million Match on Facebook Starting at 5am PST/8am EST donations to nonprofits on Facebook, like the MdDS Foundation, will be matched until $7 million in Facebook matching funds are dispersed. Just donate through our special Matching […]

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Rare Diseases Are Not Rare!

This is a test of the MdDS broadcasting system. 1 in 10 Americans has a rare disease or disorder. Globally, the figure is 350 million. Rare diseases are not rare! Here are a few submissions by MdDS warriors to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)​ “Rare Diseases Are Not Rare!” competition, which challenged individuals […]

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Hello, This Is Me

1 in 10 Americans has a rare disease or disorder. Globally, the figure is 350 million. Rare diseases are not rare! This poem will resonate with someone you know. Please read and share, Hello This Is Me, using the buttons below. Hello, could someone out there please fix me? I never asked for or deserved this […]

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Provider Outreach: New Committee Advocates for MdDS Patients

The MdDS Foundation is pleased to introduce you to our Provider Outreach Committee, co-chaired by Marilyn Williams and Suzanne Marsh. The committee works to raise awareness of MdDS among health care providers and to provide you with the best Professional Directory possible. Marilyn Williams is an MdDS warrior. She diligently researches and updates information on […]

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How’d we do this Giving Tuesday?

Thank you for having our backs and making a difference this year. GivingTuesday 2017 was the MdDS Foundation’s most successful one-day fundraiser ever with help from Facebook and the Gates Foundation. Due to the tremendous engagement and enthusiasm by the nonprofit community, the $2 million match limit was reached early and a total of $45 […]

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#MakeADifferenceDay, Honor Donations

It’s Make A Difference Day, the perfect day to honor someone you love with a Tribute gift. Tribute gifts are a meaningful way to honor a special person or life event and also support those with MdDS. We thank the following for their gifts in honor of someone special. Honor Donations Welcome to this bright […]

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This GivingTuesday at the MdDS Foundation

ANNOUNCEMENT: 10.27.2017 — The Gates Foundation is matching donations made to US nonprofits using Facebook on Giving Tuesday. Facebook is also waiving fees on donations that day, so please schedule a reminder for Giving Tuesday, 11/28/20017, on your calendar to donate through our fundraiser page on Facebook. This GivingTuesday, we are focused on our goal […]

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Meet Board President, Marilyn Josselyn

My husband, Roger, and I had always enjoyed traveling. Paris. Hawaii. Thailand. Another time a trip to Morocco. We owned a timeshare in Cancun, a mere 4-hr flight from home. In 1998, we decided to embark on a different adventure, a special trip, a Russian waterways cruise. Promises of beautiful scenic settings, unforgettable experiences, new […]

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