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Fundraising Events

PDSA receives no federal funding.  Our national events not only help support PDSA programs and research, but also help raise public awareness for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders.  PDSA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation.  Donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.  PDSA is eligible for corporate matching programs.

For more information about registration, organization and corporate sponsorship of our national events, contact PDSA’s Marketing Director Nancy Potthast at npotthast@pdsa.org


Fundraisers effectively assist PDSA to continuously enhance the lives of people with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) and other platelet disorders through education, advocacy, and research and significantly impact the ITP community because they:


  1. RAISE AWARENESS – ITP affects more than 10 times as many individuals as hemophilia yet is unknown by most.  Fundraisers often generate local and national media stories about ITP and inform local community members about the disease.
  2. LEND SUPPORT – We hear repeatedly how fundraising events have helped ITP patients who feel alone in their world of ITP meet and connect with others who understand.
  3. CREATE AN OUTLET TO RELIEVE ANXIETY – Our volunteers overwhelmingly agree that organizing and executing a fundraiser proves therapeutic in channeling their anxieties and fears about their disease into positive energy that helps raise awareness and supports others with ITP.
  4. INCREASE FINANCIAL SUPPORT – It would be remiss not to mention the importance of the funding received through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers. Throughout these trying economic times, it’s our fundraising events that have allowed PDSA to continue to serve the ITP community with no disruption in the services that we so proudly provide for free. We are forever grateful for their awesome efforts.

Parents step up to the plate after their teenage son is thrown a curveball by ITP.

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The courageous battle of a young ITP Warrior inspires his parents to stand strong and join forces in the fight against ITP.


ITP Warrior, Tammy Fassett is gearing up for Awareness Month and is calling on Awareness Champions to join forces, get up, get moving and make the World #ITPaware!


Linda Tracy-Novello is remembered for her wisdom, strength, passion for family and positive outlook regardless of living life with multiple health issues. To honor her memory, Linda’s Angels have organized a benefit event in support of PDSA.

To read more and support their cause please click the button below.

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Here’s your chance to win an Oakland A’s Jersey signed by ITP Survivor and A’s catcher, Josh Phegley!

Tickets are $25 each, include your chance to win the signed jersey, and begins or renews your 12 month PDSA membership.  Complete list of PDSA member benefits here.

View all of the Pump It Up for Platelets events by clicking the link below to visit our sister website ITPwalk.org.

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