While May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month ®, our mission extends beyond a single month. Help us make a difference by organizing fundraising events and supporting our cause throughout the year.

The WSA aims to increase understanding and support for individuals with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic condition. Join us in raising both awareness and funds for research, connections and resources by hosting a Walk for Williams, planning a golf tournament or even hosting a bake sale or car wash. Reach out on social media to share stories and organize online fundraisers.

Your involvement as a parent, friend, sibling, or neighbor is invaluable. Together, let's promote Williams Syndrome Awareness and create a more inclusive society. Thank you for your interest and support.


Together, We Can Make a Difference

No matter which type of event you choose, your efforts contribute to raising awareness, supporting families, and advancing research for Williams syndrome. Join us in making a difference by organizing an awareness event for the Williams Syndrome Association. Whether you prefer to hit the pavement with a Fundraising Walk, foster connections at our Connection Events, or get creative with a DIY Fundraiser, there's a perfect opportunity for everyone to contribute to this worthy cause.


Fundraising Walks for Williams

Stride towards a brighter future for individuals with Williams syndrome by participating in our Fundraising Walks. Gather your friends, family, and community to walk together, raising awareness and funds. Every step you take brings support to those affected by Williams syndrome and advances vital research.

How to Get Started:

  • Check out our Events page to find a Walk in your area.  Don't see one?  Join our Anytime, Anywhere Walk. 
  • Set a fundraising goal and create a personalized fundraising page. Click here for instructions on setting up your page.
  • Rally participants and encourage them to join your cause. Use our helpful guide on how to raise $500 in a week.
  • Share your progress and stories on social media.  Share your unique text-to-donate code to make getting tickets or donations easy.
  • Becoome a volunteer for your local Walk.  Help find donations and sponsors, help with day-of activities and more. Sign up on your Walk page by clicking any of the "Volunteer" buttons or reach out to the Walk Chair directly.
  • Ready to take your walk journey to the next level? Learn more about the benefits and resources provided on our Walk Chair Information Page.


Connection Events

Forge lasting connections within your community by hosting a Connection Event. These social gatherings provide a fun way for individuals affected by Williams syndrome, their families, and supporters to come together. Share stories, experiences, and knowledge, fostering a sense of unity and understanding.

How to Get Started:

  • Choose a venue for your Connection Event, whether virtual or in-person.
  • Fill out our Connection Event Request Form to connect with our Event Staff.
  • Plan engaging activities to encourage meaningful interactions.
  • Spread the word through social media, local communities, and our event platform.
  • Create a welcoming environment where participants can connect and share their experiences.


DIY Fundraisers: Unleash Your Creativity

Express your unique style and talents by organizing a DIY Fundraiser. From bake sales to online art auctions, the possibilities are endless. Turn your passion into a force for good and raise funds for the Williams Syndrome Association in a way that resonates with you.

How to Get Started:

  • Choose a DIY fundraising idea that aligns with your interests and skills.
  • Fill out the DIY Event Request Form to connect wth our Event Staff.
  • Create your event flyer using our template and share it with your network.
  • Be sure to read our Brand Guidelines before using our logo in your materials.
  • Promote your event through social media, emails, and local channels.
  • Showcase the results of your DIY fundraiser and celebrate the impact you've made.


Printable Awareness Materials


Other ideas to bring awareness to Williams syndrome:

  • Tell your stories, give a presentation in your child's class or at work (email us for a template!)
  • Apply to your city or state government for a proclamation. Learn more.
  • Check out this fun tool to help find more donors and sponsors.