A message from our Executive Director
A message to our supporters, volunteers, support groups and friends,
As we wind down the end of a very busy and productive year, I want to personally thank you for helping DSF to continue its mission to bring awareness to Essential Tremor. The Diann Shaddox Foundation will make Essential Tremor a household name that everyone understands.
DSF is an all-volunteer organization and relies solely on donations and grants to continue its work. DSF is pleased to partner with The Gates Foundation (Giving Tuesday), the ATT Foundation and the Rhea Blackwood Foundation along with others including Amazon Smile, Google, EBay Giving, and Facebook. These organizations have certified our non-profit to the highest standards in the industry. In 2017 DSF was designated a Platinum Level by Guide Star, one of the leading rating services for non-profits.
In 2017 DSF was designated one of four Patient Organizations to support Essential Tremor with the National Institute of Health (NIH). DSF attended a non-profit forum in Bethesda, MD. In September and we look forward to working with the NIH in the future.
In 2017 DSF was designated one of six Partner Organizations worldwide to work with Insightec LTD, a world leader in Non-Invasive FDA approved surgery through guided focus ultrasound (MRgFUS) treatment. Neuravive has proven to help tremors in the hands.
In 2017 DSF funded the Family Assistance Program, which is the first of its kind, for families suffering from hardships related to Essential Tremor, such as, job loss, medical bills, and utility bills, rent or mortgage payments. This program is designed as a short term assistance program while families reestablish their income needs.
DSF needs your support with fundraising. Go to www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org to donate. You will see a 15.99 monthly giving option. You will receive a free copy of A Faded Cottage for starting a 12 month donation. We offer payroll deduction options through your employer. Join team DSF to do a bake sale, car wash, fun run or golf outing and donate proceeds to DSF.
2018 holds many exciting opportunities and looks to be another very busy year. Feel free to contact me with ideas or suggestions on how we can continue to grow our success. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous 2018! By working together we can succeed to find a cure for Essential Tremor!
Randy Miles – Executive Director