Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

Can I donate with my credit card?

Yes! Donations can be made securely through our websites.

Can I donate by check?

Yes! Please make sure all checks are written out to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research or FPWR and make sure the date is written correctly. Sadly, we cannot deposit stale or post-dated checks.

Mail checks and printed Donation Form to:

DEPT LA 23216
PASADENA CA 91185-3216

I mailed in a check, how can I make sure a check was added to my personal fundraising page?

When checks are received at FPWR, we make our best effort to ensure they are added to the correct personal page. Please include a completed donation form along with your check to ensure we know the name of your page and the event you are participating in.

To check if a donation has been received and added to the correct page, log in to your account and view your donations. When a check donation has been received, it will be noted on your list of donations. If you do not see the donation on the page, email

There isn’t an event near me, how can I participate?

That is a GREAT question! There are many ways you can participate. If you cannot attend one of the events, you can participate by creating a DIY event and fundraising virtually!

No event near you but you REALLY want to attend an event? How about hosting a walk or a community event? Hosting an event can be as simple as planning a picnic. Choose a date and location, invite your family and friends and raise awareness and funds! We will help guide you through the process.

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