Facebook’s Giving Tuesday match program – Help support our efforts at BSN (12/1/2020)

Brain Support Network is participating in Facebook’s Giving Tuesday match program, where $7 million of donations given through Facebook will be matched dollar-for-dollar, DECEMBER 1 ONLY. This match begins at 8am EST-5am PST) and will run until the matched funds run out. This means that if you donate to Brain Support Network through Facebook on December 1, your donation could be DOUBLED, but you must act quickly.

Brain Support Network focuses on three activities:
  1. Brain Donation. We promote and facilitate brain donation for most neurological disorders and healthy “controls.” At present, post-mortem brain tissue analysis is the *only* way to confirm a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia (LBD), Parkinson’s Disease (PD), Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), vascular dementia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), and Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD).
    Brain Support Network has helped over 800 families accomplish brain donation in the US. Of these families, *half* received a confirmed diagnosis that was different than the clinical diagnosis.
  2. We manage a local support group that focuses on the four atypical parkinsonian disorders (LBD, PSP, MSA, and CBD). We hold support group meetings for caregivers in Northern California, convening nine times per year in San Mateo, California.
  3. We track the research on the atypical parkinsonian disorders and maintain a website that refers to the best resources that we’ve found for caregivers. Our Facebook page posts lots of research on Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, and the atypical parkinsonian disorders. Plus we share worthwhile articles on caregiving for neurological disorders.

CalHOPE offers a mental health call-line for Californians struggling with COVID-19

California HOPE (CalHOPE), a program run by the California Department of Health Care Services, delivers crisis support for communities impacted by a national disaster, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.  CalHOPE builds community resiliency and helps people recover from disasters through free outreach, crisis counseling, and support services.  For California residents, CalHOPE offers a call-line —  (833) 317-HOPE (4673) — to talk about your struggles and get emotional support from someone who has persevered through tough situations.

Support Brain Research With Your Donated Stock

Donating long-term appreciated securities to BSN benefits families affected by neurological disorders and potentially you as well! Gifts of long-term appreciated securities may have tax advantages that could maximize your gift and reduce your taxes.

Potential benefits of donating stock may include:

  • Reducing federal and state tax on the capital gain;
  • Receiving an income tax deduction (federal and most states) for the full-market value of the gift if you itemize deductions on your tax return and have held the assets one year or longer;
  • Making a larger gift at a lower original cost to you.

Please contact BSN at +1 650-814-0848 with any questions about donating stock. Please send email to [email protected].

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