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Small Community, Big Impact

FPWR community members share how their fundraising events accelerate research.

FPWR’s community is made up of parents like you, determined to make a difference for our loved ones with PWS. Hosting a fundraiser is a meaningful way to support research, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time or energy. Every event – big and small – makes an impact, and we’re here to prove it! Tiffany Gibson, Jen Lee, and Amanda & Eric Dunn share how supporting PWS research can fit into anyone’s busy schedule while being a rewarding, fun experience. 

One Small Step

One Small Step walks raise awareness and funds while promoting physical activity (talk about a win-win-win)! We love One Small Step because…

  • It’s inexpensive (most public parks offer free reservations)
  • Requires minimal planning (we have tools and resources to help you) 
  • Appeals to a wide audience - anyone can participate (babies, grandmas, and everyone in between) 

Tiffany Gibson, mom to Henley, shares her experience hosting her first One Small Step walk in this 2-minute video. 


Do What You Love

Just about any activity can be turned into a fundraising event, including hanging out at a brewery! Learn how Amanda and Eric Dunn did just that in this 1-minute video.


Golf Tournament

Golf tournaments provide a fun and social environment for participants, making it easy to attract people to the event. The best part? You don’t have to be a golf expert to host! Just ask Jen Lee, fierce PWS advocate, who talks about hosting a golf tournament in this 2-minute video.


You Can, Too. We Can Help!

It's no secret that conducting research is a lengthy and costly process, but FPWR's community remains committed to eliminating the challenges of Prader-Willi syndrome. Every dollar matters in our mission, and every community member can make a difference! Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, craft party, chili cook-off, or something in between, our team is eager to help bring your vision to life. Join us!


Natalie Brenneman


Fundraising coach Natalie Brenneman has been fundraising since her son, Evan, was 3 months old. Since then, she has hosted a variety of fundraisers for FPWR, but her favorite is One Small Step. She is a strong believer in the power of collective action and community-driven fundraising, and is dedicated to creating a world where everyone can feel empowered to make a difference. She is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of FPWR's mission and to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by PWS.