Disclaimers

Advice:

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions about your medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking advice or treatment because of something you have read here.

This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.


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Financial:

The Periodic Paralysis Association (PPA) is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation located in the State of New York, USA. The PPA is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes. The PPA is operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

To view or print a copy (PDF) of our IRS exemption letter for donation or tax purposes, please click here.


Independancy:

The content on this site is independent. Non of our funders will have ny influence on the content. All content is written by or checked by J. Levitt, MD


Endorsement:

The PPA does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, processes, or services. The views and opinions of authors expressed on PPA Web sites do not necessarily state or reflect those of the U.S. Government, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.


External Links:

The PPA provides links to other Internet sites for the convenience of World Wide Web users. The PPA is not responsible for the availability or content of these external sites, nor does the PPA endorse, warrant or guarantee the products, services or information described or offered at these other Internet sites. It is the responsibility of the user to examine the copyright and licensing restrictions of linked pages and to secure all necessary permission. Users cannot assume that the external sites will abide by the same provisions as the PPA privacy agreement. For your convenience, we have also provided a link to the IRS Charitable Contributions Guide


Funding Sources:

The PPA receives funding from a number of sources including the following:

  • Donations from private individuals
    Privately organized fund-raising events like the annual Bob Sokol Golf Outing (organized and managed by members of the Sokol family).Through efforts by members who have approached local and regional organizations to which they belong. For example, Carl Parker’s work with the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, another non-profit organization,  promoting a number of fund-raising activities, resulting in individual and organizational donations to the Periodic Paralysis Association.Look also at: Donations

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