Giving Tuesday

Keep Kids Flossing! (We’re not talking about cavities, People!)

This Giving Tuesday (Nov. 27) help us raise $50,000 to cure LBSL, a rare, degenerative brain disease that robs kids of the ability to walk, then stand, then coordinate all fine and gross motor skills.

FaceBook and PayPal will match donations up to $7 million dollars!!!!

Medical research is underway at Kennedy Krieger Institute to cure LBSL, a.k.a. “Awesome Disease.” $50,000 will keep this lifesaving work going well into 2019. Your support means Ellie and kids like her can keep doing “the floss” for years to come!

Here’s How You Can Help…

Start Your Own #AwesomeFloss Campaign. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Go to your personal FaceBook page and click “Fundraisers”

2. Choose “Raise Money” and then click for “nonprofit.”

3. Type “A Cure for Ellie” in the space bar.

That’s it! So easy!

Feel free to use the text and video provided or create your own (sample below):

My friend Ellie has a degenerative brain disease called LBSL, a.k.a. “Awesome Disease.” I’m raising money for a cure so she can keep doing “the floss” for years to come. Please help this #GivingTuesday by donating to my #AwesomeFloss campaign. Donations are matched by Facebook & PayPal up to $7 million! Thank you!


Why it Matters


“Your donations transformed LBSL from a rare disease with no cure in sight, to a rare disease with an entire medical team working on a cure. They helped connect me and my family to others affected by this condition. Your support has given our family hope.”Hazel’s Mom


“Suffering from such a rare disease means finding a drug therapy will never be a priority for the pharmaceutical industry and it may never come in time…but because of your support for the “Cure for Ellie” foundation, we now have a voice and the chance to find a breakthrough therapy.” – Tassos’ Mom (Greece)


“All the support and donations going towards the LBSL research has really given our family hope for Dean’s future. We are so thankful for all the generosity.” – Dean’s Mom Stephanie (Missouri)


“We are extremely grateful for the donations that have allowed us to start the journey to find a cure for LBSL (Awesome Disease)…We now have an incredible medical team and the support of families who are working together to find a cure for our precious family members.” – Marco’s Mom (New Zealand)