Acoustic Neuroma Association
600 Peachtree Parkway
Suite 108
Cumming, GA 30041

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What is TEAM ANA? TEAM ANA members are volunteers raising funds and increasing awareness and education of acoustic neuroma while challenging themselves and encouraging others to set and reach meaningful personal goals.

Why should I join TEAM ANA to raise funds for ANA?

It’s because you care. It feels good to give back to those who have helped you. ANA depends on supporters like you to raise awareness and funds to enhance current educational and support services and to establish future programming for those not yet diagnosed.

What kinds of things can I do to raise money?

·brain freeze twocolor The Great Brain Freeze 2018 - This winter, challenge friends, family and members of your local community to join you in taking an icy plunge to raise awareness and funds for ANA's valuable patient-focused programming.  If you aren't brrrave enough for an arctic swim - host a pool party, ice cream social, popsicle party or slushy soiree, organize a group snowball fight, or any frigid, fun activity.
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· Competitive Events – 5K, half marathon, marathon, IRONMAN

· Individual Challenges – walks, fun runs, cycling, training, weight loss

· Host a dinner party, silent auction, wine tasting or other social event

· Request donations in lieu of birthday, anniversary and other occasional gifts

These are just a few examples of the types of events others have done in the past. Use your creativity and make it fun. If you need help getting started, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How do I get started?

· Review the Event Tips and Guidelines and complete and return the Event Information Submission Form.

· We recommend using a peer-to-peer fundraising website to set up your online fundraiser. A peer-to-peer fundraising website should give you the flexibility to create any type of fundraiser you want and enable you to tie your fundraising page to your social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Some suggested sites are Facebook.com or CrowdRise.com.  These sites may take up to 10% in service fees and credit card processing fees.

 · Create your online personal fundraising site in just a few minutes. Tell your story by uploading information and pictures about yourself, and/or ANA and set a goal. Friends and family can donate directly from your page and will receive a confirmation email they can use for tax purposes. The online fundraising site should allow for acknowledgement of donors and the donors' ability to donate anonymously, if desired.

· Socialize on social media. Post a link to your fundraising page on your Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Let people know why this cause is important to you. Continue to post updates as you train or get closer to your goal. Notify ANA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that we can promote it to the AN community.

 · Follow up with emails. Sending a personal email to your friends and family is a way to tell them how ANA has helped you and so many others. Additionally, it keeps them informed of your progress.

 · Thank those who donated to your cause. Whether it’s a $5, $10, $25 gift or more, thank them for their generous support.

If you need help getting started, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Acoustic Neuroma Legacy Society

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When you include a gift to ANA in your estate plans, you become a part of an instrumental group of individuals whose donations further enable us to make certain that our most innovative and effective programs continue in the future.

Our Legacy Society members have included thoughtful gifts to ANA in their estate plans. These gifts will have a lasting impact on ANA, acoustic neuroma patients and the community that we serve.

We know that there is much to consider when it comes to leaving a legacy gift and with the help of your attorney, we are happy to help you navigate the process.

Your gift, large or small, is important to ANA and helps us fulfill our mission. If you would like more information on estate planning and the Legacy Society, please contact us.

Contact us: 1-770-205-8211

Allison Feldman
Chief Executive Officer
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Jennifer Farmer
Director of Programs and Development
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"Without ANA I would certainly not have been able to cope so successfully with my acoustic neuroma. I feel very indebted to ANA. It gives me great pleasure to be able to give back in such a tangible way. I hope others will join me in contributing to the Acoustic Neuroma Legacy Society to help further strengthen the sustainability of ANA."

– Jeffrey D. Barr, Legacy Society Founding Member

 

Legacy Society Members

Jeffrey D. Barr
Ginny Fickel Ehr
Anonymous
Agnes Garino
Lauren Goldberg
Alan Goldberg
Miriam B. & Joseph B. Klein
Freida Kletnick
Christine Larsen
Patricia Lupica
Anonymous

Eileen & Fred Nervo
Wanda D. Price
Glen Rivara
Kathleen Rogers
Marilyn Rose
Kimberly J. & Wayne A. Simington
Jane F. Simonds
Mary F. Snyder
Anonymous
Stuart TenHoor
Cynthia Williams Tierney
Scott Van Ells
Robert Vance
Lisa Wilder
John L. Zipprich II

Host a Meeting

Interested in hosting a Community Connections meeting in your area? We make it easy to get started! Fill out our Volunteer Interest Form, contact us at 1-770-205-8211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Volunteering with ANA

 

We make it easy to get started!

If you are considering volunteering, thank you!  We encourage you to read these three steps to help you maximize the experience for both you and ANA.

Our nationwide volunteer network is dedicated to serving the AN community by increasing ANA's outreach and impact in several meaningful ways.  If your are interested in joining our volunteer network, you can choose from a variety of programs and activities listed below that match your interests, skills and availability.

Complete our Volunteer Interest Form and/or contact us at 1-770-205-8211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Support Group Program

ANA Support Groups are led by volunteers and are people just like you. 

ANA Support Group volunteers serve as Leaders or Co-Leaders, scheduling and coordinating Support Group meetings in their local communities. The meetings provide opportunities to learn about acoustic neuroma topics of interest through educational presentations and guest speakers as well as offering supportive time for caring, sharing and networking with attendees.

Volunteer with one of our many existing Support Groups today! Click on our locator map to find a Support Group in your area. If there is not a Support Group in your area, please consider starting one now.

To volunteer, complete our Volunteer Interest Form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

ANetwork, Peer Support Program

ANetwork volunteers are valuable resources that provide a one-on-one personal connection for support and encouragement via phone and email contact. 

The ANetwork Program provides access to a variety of acoustic neuroma patients from across the U.S. and covers all treatment types, various tumor sizes as well as caregivers/family members of acoustic neuroma patients.

The participants in the ANetwork Program volunteer their time to share their own personal AN experience in an effort to increase awareness and educate patients about AN diagnosis and treatment, as well as provide encouragement and support. This helps in reducing the isolation and loneliness that many acoustic neuroma patients feel.

To volunteer, complete our Volunteer Interest Form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Connections Program

Community Connections provides informal meeting opportunities with local acoustic neuroma patients in a variety of areas across the U.S. Enjoy casual networking time with other acoustic neuroma patients and find encouragement and support through shared experiences.

To volunteer, complete our Volunteer Interest Form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Milestones

There are milestones or anniversaries that people remember as a significant event noting a special achievement during the AN journey from a very personal, individual perspective.  For some, a milestone can be making a tough treatment decision after months of information gathering.  For others, it may be a treatment anniversary, or perhaps reaching a specific goal after treatment.  Whether large or small, milestones and anniversaries are meaningful markers and are as unique as the individual.

ANA will begin featuring these meaningful events on our website during ANAwareness Week 2018.  We hope that seeing these realistic and personal events, submitted by patients, caregivers or family members, will provide a sense that you are not along and you will find comfort from others that have faced similar circumstances.  Together we can make a difference by encouraging others on their AN journey.

LisaFisherMilestoneSample milestone:
At age 33 and mom to two small children, I learned I had a 2.5cm AN.  I had successful Translab surgery in May 2017. Unfortunately, I awoke from surgery with facial paralysis and struggled to get back on my feet without help.  I wanted to be strong and healthy and get back to what I loved - running.  I kept a positive attitude (even though there were plenty of bad days), had an amazing support system and set a goal to run my first race six months post-surgery. I completed a 10K and raised $3,000.00 for ANA!


Submit your milestone/anniversary and upload a photo or video: MILESTONE FORM

Share Your Story

Storytelling volunteers provide a unique type of support. Finding common personal experiences is so important to others that may be searching for a story that resembles their own.  Anyone affected by acoustic neuroma has a story to tell.  It’s essential to speak up – your story could be invaluable to someone. It’s also an important way you can make a difference, raise awareness and help ANA share the many voices that represent the AN community.

If you need help getting started, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and request our Storytelling Toolkit with ideas, tips and suggestions to help you communicate your story and experiences.  Personal stories may be used in our newsletter, on our website or on our social media platforms.

Team ANA, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

TEAM ANA members are acoustic neuroma fundraising volunteers raising funds and increasing awareness and education of acoustic neuroma while challenging themselves and encouraging others to set and reach meaningful personal goals.

Do you like to run? Maybe walking is your thing. Do you like to entertain? Consider hosting a house party? The possibilities are limitless. Be a part of TEAM ANA and give your passion a purpose!

Fundraising feels good and it is a great way to give back to those who have helped you. ANA depends on supporters such as you to raise awareness and funds to enhance current educational and support services and to establish future programming for those not yet diagnosed.

To volunteer, complete our Volunteer Interest Form or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community Connections Overview

 

Community Connections are informal meeting opportunities, organized by ANA volunteers, held in local communities across the U.S. Join other acoustic neuroma patients for casual networking time and find encouragement and support through shared experiences. AN patients, family and friends are welcome.

Interested in hosting a Community Connections meeting in your area? We make it easy to get started! Complete our online Volunteer Interest Form. Have questions? Contact us at 1-770-205-8211 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.