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As a nonprofit corporation that receives no federal funding, the Platelet Disorder Support Association’s efforts are only made possible through the generosity of private donations, memberships, grants from corporate sponsors and fundraising efforts organized by dedicated volunteers who engage their local communities, family, friends and colleagues in their amazing grassroots events.

PDSA fundraising events are inspiring and uplifting ways to raise awareness and connect the ITP community. From bake sales and back yard clam bakes to full-length marathons, our volunteers organize events that will captivate your interests, raise your spirits and assist in empowering ITP patients.


PDSA’S National Walk/Run

Pump It Up For Platelets! events are 100 percent volunteer driven and connect patients and caregivers within the ITP community. They offer an opportunity for individual engagement, raise awareness, provide essential funding and empower those affected by ITP.

Find a location near you or organize your own event


For more information about or assistance in organizing a Pump It Up For Platelets! event, contact PDSA’s Programs & Events Manager, Jody Shy at jshy@pdsa.org. Or, contact PDSA, 877.528.3538, pdsa@pdsa.org.

Remember to find out if your employer has a matching gifts program and remind any co-workers and others who donate to also ask for a corporate match. It’s an easy way to double your fundraising dollars!

Group or participants at a walk/run event


DIY Fundraising

Running a marathon or 5k?  Love to bake?  Cleaning out your garage or attic? Turn your passion into an awareness event and raise money your way. Our DIY fundraising platform gives you all the tools you need to turn your activity into a fully functional fundraising campaign.  Need a little inspiration?  Check out 50 Ways to Fundraise and the awesome events listed below!

Get started and set up your personal fundraising page today to make a difference.

For more information about or assistance in organizing an event, contact PDSA’s Programs & Events Manager, Jody Shy at jshy@pdsa.org. Or, contact PDSA, 877.528.3538, pdsa@pdsa.org.

Remember to find out if your employer has a matching gifts program and remind any co-workers and others who donate to also ask for a corporate match. It’s an easy way to double your fundraising dollars!

Portillos Night for Platelets: Sept. 23, 2019

Please help PDSA by attending Portillos Night for Platelets on Sept 23, 2019 from 5pm-8pm. Please click the link below for more information. On the fundraising page you can print out the flyer or display the flyer to the restaurant on your mobile phone. You can dine in, carry out, or use the drive-through.

  • Sept 23, 2019, 5pm-8pm
  • Portillo's, 221 Townline Rd., Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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Painting for Platelets: Sept. 28, 2019

PDSA has helped many like myself (Mira) as a patient with ITP and parents/caregivers of those with ITP. Please help us help them by attending Painting for Platelets:

  • Sept 28, 2019, 3pm-6pm
  • Artist @ Heart (253 Peterson Rd., Libertyville, IL 60048)

More Info/Join/Donate

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Contact PDSA to connect with life altering information, resources and referrals.
877.528.3538 or PDSA@PDSA.org

Past Fundraising Events

The day may have passed, but you can still support these fundraising events.

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