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Highlight of what went down for Awareness Day 2015:


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I Want an Awareness Day Proclaimed in My Area!

Map Awareness 2015 rainbowIf your state is not filled in the map, PANDAS Network would love to have you request a 2015 proclamation in your area!There are a few options for you to consider:

1. Request a proclamation in your CITY.

2. Request a “single year” proclamation in your STATE.

3. Contact your Legislator and push for a RESOLUTION for an ANNUAL PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day. This means you will not have to file paperwork every year! We strongly suggest this option.

The process is rather easy in most states. In 2014, 35 states applied for an Awareness Day and the majority had an Awareness Day proclaimed. Email us at if you will be submitting a proclamation request/have one approved. See our tools below that will help you get the job done!


I’m Ready to Make a Difference!

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YOU can make a difference whether your state has an official proclamation or not! Here’s some ideas to get those creative juices flowing…

  • Distribute fliers at your school and/or doctor’s office
  • Write to elected or appointed officials to tell them what this day means to you
  • Get your kids involved with a lemonade stand
  • Ask your school district to acknowledge and link to PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day or your FirstGiving page in their October newsletter.
  • Organize a fundraising drive or event: every penny raised for PANDAS Network supports our year round agenda of family supports, research, education and advocacy
  • Collaborate with sporting venues, restaurants, etc. to have a portion of ticket sales and food sales donated to PANDAS Network.


  • We are making it easier for you to have a place to send your friends and family! See below for info on our new fundraising format on
  • Learn from successful activities below! Click on each image to be brought to the event.
  • TIP: Compliment more simple efforts, like garage sales, “dining out” events, tupperware parties, or our latest surprise, a young man’s Bar Mitzvah, with a FUNDRAISING PAGE on Firstgiving.

I Want to Fundraise For Our Children’s Health!

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This year, PANDAS Network is teaming up with!

From helping to fund PANDAS Network programs and outreach to raising money for the future of PANDAS and PANS research, YOU can control how the donations you secure are used!

Read about the future research you can help make happen. Indicate what you are fundraising for on your FirstGiving page. Learn more at:

All donations have a meaningful impact on our work and research. Thank you for your support!

Here are some creative ways to start a fundraising page…

  • Create a fundraising page in honor of your child.
  • Show your friends and family why donations to PANDAS Network are important to you with a “Pay It Forward” or a “Make a Difference” Awareness Day Campaign.
  • Challenge your friends with a Random Act of Kindness Fundraiser (encourage your friends to donate $5 as a random act of kindness)

We think you get the idea!


  • Donation Matching: If your employer matches employee donations, you may need to provide the PANDAS Network Exemption Determination Letter. Click here to download.
  • TIP: If you start a Firstgiving page and wish not to post your phone number, just type 000-000-0000 in that section.
  • TIP: A FirstGiving event page can be created by clicking the following: START FUNDRAISING
  • Images: If you want to use the PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day logo on your page, you are welcome to do so. See the RESOURCE section below for a link to images.

I Want to Attend an Event For Awareness Day!
–  “PANS Awareness Day: For the Kids”  Saturday, October 10 – NOON
Coyote Point, San Mateo, CA
Produced by  LPCH PANS Clinic and  Stanford PANS Parent Support Group
RSVP  M. Nelson
–  PANDAS DASH 5k   Sunday Oct 4th @1pm
Villa Park, IL   See the flier here
–  PANDAmonium – Evening event, music, exclusive “PANDAS” microbrewery beer tasting, 5k, and more
Big Lake Minnesota – see the flyer here
–  Bouncing off the Walls October 9th from 5 to 8pm – 8919 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA, 19054 – see the flyer here
– Skyzone Event October 12th from 3 to 8pm – see the flyer here
– PANS Family Day & Awareness Event @ CuriOdyssey Science & Wildlife Center (1651 Coyote Point Drive San Mateo, CA) – October 10th from 10am to 5pm – see the flyer here
– Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 5:30 PM – Prince of Glory Lutheran Church, Madison Heights, MI – see the flyer here
– Oklahoma State Capitol – October 9th from 10am to 12pm – 2nd floor rotunda – Scientific discussion and presentation by Governor Fallin – light lunch served – see flyer here
I’m Ready to Help Build Awareness! What Resources Will Help Me?


The Awareness Day logo was created by PANDAS Network. We give permission for people to use the image for their Awareness Day events, activities, and FirstGiving fundraisers. However, the image cannot be altered or edited.


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