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Thank you for considering hosting a One SMALL Step event! 100% of proceeds from One SMALL Step events are used to advance Prader-Willi Research. You can make the difference in the lives of those with Prader-Willi Syndrome! Whether planning a walk for 5, 50 or 500 people, we provide you with the support to make hosting an event as easy as setting a date, inviting your friends and walking!

We Support You Every Step of the Way

Our One SMALL Step walk coordinators are here to facilitate your planning during monthly phone conferences and are available to answer any of your planning questions. To help make hosting an event easier, FPWR will provide your event with One SMALL Step t-shirts, literature and an event webpage on onesmallstep.fpwr.org.

We know hosting an event can sound a little daunting at first, but we’re here to help you reach your fundraising goal every step of the way!

Fundraising Resources

We have created a plethora of resources for you to utilize! There is no need to re-create the wheel when hosting a One SMALL Step event, simply edit one of our many templates available for you!

Event Website

When you host a One SMALL Step event, you are provided with event website to share details about your event. Encourage all of your family and friends to participate in your event by creating their own personal fundraising pages. You will be surprised at how quickly the donations begin to come in!

Help from Fundraising Professionals

One SMALL Step event hosts are supported by One SMALL Step Coordinators throughout the planning of the event. Do you have an idea for throwing a fundraising event or leads on corporate sponsorship? Our fundraising professional is on staff to help you take your idea into action! Contact us! onesmallstep@fpwr.org

Thank You Gifts and Incentives

As a token of our appreciation, we will provide your fundraisers who raise $40 or more and attend your event with a FREE One SMALL Step t-shirt. Shirts are ordered in advance of your event and shipped directly to you!

For our families with loved ones with PWS: For every $500 raised, you will be entered to win a trip to the annual FPWR Research conference!

Top 5 Reasons to host a One SMALL Step event
  1. Take Control! - Hosting a walk empowers and allows you to make a difference TODAY. We may not be able to single-handedly take PWS away from our loved ones, hosting an event with OSS will allow you to participate in funding important and life-changing research!

  2. It's easy. Our One SMALL Step online system has been customized to meet the needs of our walk hosts! This easy to use system is guaranteed to increase your walk donations and simplify walk management!

  3. You won't be in it alone. Our One SMALL Step coordinators are here to help you through the planning process. It doesn't matter if your event is for 5, 50 or 500 people; we help you work your walk plans into your personal schedule and make planning a walk as simple as choosing a location, inviting your friends and WALKING! We have templates available to help get you started as well as monthly webinars to address your planning questions, and our coordinators are available to provide you with as much personal attention as you want!

  4. Financial responsibility! You can feel proud and confident when collecting donations from your donors that their hard earned dollars are doing exactly what they intended them to do. FPWR works very hard to ensure that they are responsible stewards of your donations! All proceeds from One SMALL Step events fund Prader-Willi research!

  5. Be a part of an amazing team! - Our team of enthusiastic parents and members of the PWS community work together to collaborate and encourage our hosts throughout the campaign.

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Quotes from our Hosts

"Hosting a One SMALL Step event year after year has empowered me to keep on, keeping on. I'm so proud to be part of something bigger than PWS"!

- Maegan Richard, Houma, LA

"Hosting a One SMALL Step event has been the best therapy all wrapped up into one huge, fun day that I could not have imagined! The partnerships and friendships it has brought to myself and my new found community, to having so much fun planning a fun event, rising above what I thought I was capable of doing, to realizing the support I had! When the day comes to an end, no matter what amount of money you raised, the empowerment of what you did for your child, and extraordinary love you feel is the most rewarding and unimaginable thing"!

- Heather Osterman, Deerfield, IL

"Once I learned that hosting a walk can be as simple as inviting a few friends over to walk in our neighborhood, I knew I could host a One SMALL Step Walk".

- Cyndi Olivacz, Fallston, MD

"Keep moving forward - that is our motto. Since Brooke was born we found in FPWR the same drive and same ideology that we believe in. That is why we host our One Small Step walk in Brampton every year"

- Belinda and Jack Jones Brampton, ON

"I think the biggest reason for Hosting the OSS walk is because we want to help make a difference for our children, to be a part of the effort that is working so hard to ensure our children are going to have the best chances in their future."

- Miranda Apesland, Edmonton, AB

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