What is PAUSE for The GPFD?

#PauseforTheGFPD is our worldwide awareness day. Every year, on October 5th, the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders pauses to recognize and honor all of the families that have lost a child or are currently fighting a peroxisomal disorder.  Show support by taking a moment to pause for individuals & families devastated by this disorder. Even though October 5th is our recognized awareness day, you can PAUSE any day of the year!

Take ACTION While Doing What You LOVE
Raise Awareness

Say a prayer, light a candle, meditate, have a moment of silence… be creative!


Reflect, honor, and remember a loved one impacted by a peroxisomal disorder.


Share your experiences in words, photos, or videos on your own Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts, and be sure to use #PauseforTheGFPD on October 5th!


You can also combine your efforts to raise awareness by adding a fundraiser at your child’s school or hosting a local restaurant night.

Write an Op-Ed

When you or a loved one take the time to write an Op-Ed letter to your local newspaper, you are sharing your very compelling story with your entire community.  


Since our primary goal on Pause for The GFPD awareness day is to raise awareness, Op-Ed letters are a meaningful and impactful way to do this.

Contact katie@thegfpd.org for more information


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 GFPD branded materials to ensure that your event is a success.

Almost anything can be turned into a fundraiser for peroxisomal disorder research! Do you have an idea not listed here? We are here to support you!

Contact katie@thegfpd.org for support or assistance on getting started!

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