Donate - Canavan Disease

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Donations may be made in honor, celebration, or in memory. Please complete the note section of your donation so that we may send the recipient a personalized card acknowledging your donation. Your donation to help us battle Canavan disease is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Secure credit card donations may be made via PayPal or Network For Good by clicking on either link below or mail to Canavan Research Illinois, PO Box 5823, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. If your donation is being made in Honor or in Memory please make note as to where to send the acknowledgement.

We are a 501(c)(3) Charity and do not sell merchandise or accept funds for the sale of merchandise. Credit card donations are accepted only on this website. If you have questions please contact us directly via email at



We need your help

Finding a cure for Canavan disease was once thought to be impossible. Now, because of your donations, these precious children finally have a chance for a future. Please help us keep hope and the children alive. The innocent smiling faces on our website represent all the children who are battling Canavan disease.

As a rare disease, Canavan disease receives limited government funding, and we rely on private donations to support life-saving medical research. Developing a cure and treatment for Canavan disease has the potential to help millions of people, young and old. The benefits of supporting research to cure and treat Canavan disease can also impact the treatment of other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Tay-Sachs, and stroke.

We are a volunteer-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity, dedicated to supporting life saving medical research for Canavan disease. As a public charity we qualify for company matched funds and private grants. If you write in our name and address on United Way forms, your contribution will be directed to us.

Without continued funding, the crucial research to treat and cure Canavan disease cannot continue...and these children do not have the luxury of time. Because Canavan is a fatal progressive disease, these young victims are losing ground everyday. That is why we need your help now!

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