Tremor Gram September 2013
Tulips for Tremor Comes to a Close
With the help of our donors, we sponsored $85,000 in research last year. Overall, we have distributed more than $650,000 in research funding to scientists who ultimately will identify the causes of essential tremor, and develop a cure. But there is so much more work to be done. We are $5,474 short of our fundraising goal. Please help us reach our goal and fund more research. Every donation matters! Donate now.
SurvivedIt.com to Partner with IETF
We are pleased to announce SurvivedIt, a new non-profit started by Steve Estopare and his wife, Connie, will provide financial assistance to IETF. SurvivedIt.com encourages people to share how they’ve survived challenges in order to inspire and educate others. Steve writes how, with the help of his wife, he survived 10 surgeries, including Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). Learn more.
IRA Charitable Rollover Extended
As a provision of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, IRA Charitable Rollover was extended through December 2013. This allows individuals who are 70 ½ and older to make a direct transfer totaling up to $100,000 per year to 501(c)3 organizations, like the IETF, without having to count the transfers as income for federal income tax purposes. Learn more about charitable rollover.
Tremor Measuring App Results
Lift Pulse, a smart phone app created by Lift Labs, has released the results of data gathered from users since updating the app this past June. Users of this updated version, Lift Pulse 2.0, have measured their tremor almost 4,000 times so far, and that number continues to grow, according to Lift Labs. Read the results.