How You Can Help

The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible* donation will allow us to:

  • Fund more large scale campaigns and projects like the video "A Stroke Can Happen at Any Age" and our "Strokes Can Happen at Any Age" fact sheet, that will help educate and raise awareness on a global level.
  • Provide up-to-date, accurate, vetted resources on all aspects of stroke in children and babies. Our collaboration with the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Stroke Center in Chapel Hill, NC produced this exceptional Educational Guide for Healthcare Providers. As well as this much needed Patient and Family Guide to help families navigate the uncharted path after a stroke diagnosis. There is also a Pediatric Stroke Brochure which is ideal for placing in physicians' offices. 
  • Fund more campaigns such as the May 2016 Pediatric Stroke Awareness website which allowed pediatric stroke to "be visible" on the World Map, gave "a voice" to everyone that participated in the Twibbon campaign and gave families a chance to share their child's story on the My Stroke Story page.
  • Provide leadership to address the areas in need of improvement for pediatric stroke. Specifically educating front line providers; increasing access to telemedicine; developing regional centers of excellence for pediatric stroke.
  • Encourage and fund investigators to develop research that will benefit the pediatric stroke population.
  • Provide educational seminars for the medical communities, families and the general public. 

Corporate sponsorship is welcomed and encouraged! Please contact us at if you are interested in being a sponsor.

Together we can make a difference in the lives of these children and future generations.

Thank you for your support!

Click the button below to donate by credit card, debit card or a PayPal account:

To donate by check, please make the check payable to the "International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke" and mail it to:

International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke
PO Box 77896
Charlotte, North Carolina 28271-9770

Tax ID: 45-3961738

Non-Profit Information*
The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke was incorporated on November 14, 2011. We are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization and contributions are tax deductible in the United States to the extent allowed by law. Tax exempt letter

Wondering about other ways you can take part in the initiative on making a difference?

Depending on your motivation, your drive, and your specific goals there are several ways…

Use AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke as your favorite charity to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation to IAPS. It's that simple! 
Visit the IAPS website
Bookmark our IAPS website so you can visit it on a regular basis.  The website offers fresh up-to-date information about organizations and services around the world.  The information provided on the website is vetted by medical professionals who are most knowledgeable about pediatric stroke. 

If you browse through the website regularly you may find information about treatments, camps, medical articles, research studies…

Please pass the website along to the people on your e-mail address list.

Networking via social media
Networking is a BIG way to get involved.  By using this tool we are able reach people across the globe very quickly. Simply “Like” the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke (IAPS) on Facebook and encourage your friends to do the same.  If there is something you see on the IAPS Facebook page that you feel is valuable information you can “share” what you see to help get information out to your Facebook friends.

Share your child's story with the media, either online or within your local news organizations. One way of doing this is by joining the American Heart Association's "You're the Cure". 

Research Studies
Check our Research page and see if your child qualifies for research studies and/or clinical trials recruiting in your area. You may also find some that are within a reasonable traveling distance or even an online study.

The options are limitless in regards to raising funds. IAPS is an official 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible in the United States.

Use your imagination and raise money in honor of your hero!

An example would be to have a walk to raise awareness and collect donations. Another example is to get your community involved in honor of your child. Trivia nights, bowl-a-thons, barbeques, car washes…are all ways to raise awareness and money.

You may also like to consider making a donation “In honor of…" or “In memory of…” for a pediatric stroke child you know. Simply indicate this on the comment section of our donation page. We will have a page featuring these special donors, along with a photo if you choose to submit one.

Wear a t-shirt with a pediatric stroke awareness theme when you are out in your community.
Include a pediatric stroke statistic or statement in your email signatures
Participate in support groups in your area as a mentor to families that have a newly diagnosed child.
Find opportunities in your area to educate others about pediatric stroke such as at local schools, community events, etc.

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