We are always looking for volunteers to help. You can make a difference today! If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact us.

Todd Talarico and friends at Driving for a Cure.

How You Can Help

Get the Word Out!

Most people have never heard of APS Type 1. It’s up to our community to educate others. Share your story with others so they can learn about the disorder and what life is like for you and your family:

  • Give a school presentation
  • Speak at your religious institution
  • Host an informational booth at a local health fair
  • Spread the word on social media

The Foundation can provide you with educational brochures to distribute. Be sure to send pictures and a report following the event so we can share your success!

Host a DIY Fundraising Event

Family fundraisers are a fun way to raise desperately needed funds for the APS Type 1 Foundation. We are here to help you get started! Do you have an event idea, but don’t know where to get started? We are here to help bring your event idea to life!

We can provide fundraising resources and APS Type 1 branded materials to ensure that your event is a success. All you need is an idea and a group of family or friends to help you execute it. Learn more about how to host an event in your area.

Donate Your Birthday or Wedding

Already blessed in more ways than you can count? Consider asking your guests to donate to the APS Type 1 Foundation in lieu of a birthday or wedding gift. We commit to you that your donations will be put to good use to help find a cure for APS Type 1.

Become a Conference Volunteer

The Foundation hosts a bi-annual symposium. Our next symposium will be in Summer 2021, and we’re already planning. We always needs volunteers to help make the event a success. We could use help with on-site registration and sale of APS Type 1 swag. Student service hour opportunities are also available.

Dennis and Suzanne Totten volunteering at the 2015 Symposium in Toronto.


If you have any questions about volunteering, email Marilyn Sloan at marilyn.sloan@apstype1.org.