Dysautonomia Research Fund
Adam and I have recently decided to start a fund for research into POTS and dysautonomia. We have chosen to work with the UNC-Chapel Hill Medical Foundation of North Carolina. Our "Dysautonomia Research Fund" will raise money for research specifically into dysautonomia, POTS, the autonomic nervous system, and related electrophysiological disorders. The yearly grant will go to a department in the UNC system working within these research areas. Since so little is truly known about POTS, it is our hope that this grant will further the amount of research being done in this area.
Someday, our hope is to raise enough money to create a foundation of sorts that can be used to fund researchers at any institution that are devoted to learning more about dysautonomia and POTS.
How do I donate?
Since we are working with the UNC Excellence Fund, all donations will go through their organization. The Medical Foundation donation site details the different donation options available.
**Make sure that you choose "Excellence Fund" on the menu then write "in honor of: Lauren Butare-Smith".**(Otherwise the funds will be used for other parts of UNC Hospitals)
If paying by check, please fill out and print this form and mail to:
The Medical Foundation of NC
880 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
For credit cards, go to this site.
For automatic bank drafts, go to this site to print out and mail an enrollment form.
To pledge to donate, call 1-800-962-2543 with any questions or check out this site.
The pdf file below is a brochure from the Medical Foundation of NC detailing the work that the Excellence Fund does on behalf of medical research.