FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How will the virtual event work?
This is an event that will take place online rather than in a physical location. 

Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome to participate on the day of the Dystonia Virtual Zoo Day. Registration is FREE. You can support the DMRF mission by paying to register (comes with a shirt):          

$0 – Register for Free - No shirt
$10 – Pay to Register and receive a Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day T-shirt
$250 – Zoo it Yourself - 20 personalized shirts + Activity Kit

How do I set up a team?
Teams can be started with one person. When you sign up, select 'The New Team' option from the Select Your Team field. You will receive an email with a link to your team page and you can invite friends and family to make donations and sign up to join you in raising awareness on October 8.  Click here to learn more about team incentives.

Important Deadlines     

July 15 - Teams with 20 people signed up will be entered into a drawing to be featured on the live broadcast.
September 1 - All orders must be received to receive personalized team t-shirts.
September 1 - You must be registered to receive a shirt before the event.

Do I have to register to participate?
There is no need to register. The Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day is FREE for everyone who is interested in participating and you can visit this site on October 8. Because of our Team Incentives, we encourage you to invite your family and friends to join you in taking part in the 3rd Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day.

Where do I go to participate on the day of the Dystonia Virtual Zoo Day?
Just visit us at www.dystonia-foundation.org/letszoothis. Live-stream event will take place right here on this website. 2 hour Closing Ceremony - October 8, 2022 @ 11:00 AM Central Time (USA)

When do I receive my t-shirt?
If you decided to purchase a t-shirt, it will be shipped to the address provided when ordering starting the second week of September.

I want to mail in a donation. What do I need to do? 
If you would like to make a donation by check, please make the check out to DMRF with a check memo to include Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day and mail to Attention: Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, One East Wacker Drive, Suite 1730, Chicago, IL 60601-1980

Is my donation to the Dystonia Zoo Day tax-deductible?
Yes, Dystonia Medical Research Foundation is registered as a not-for-profit, 501(c) (3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code, therefore all donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law. The DMRF’s Tax ID Number is 95-3378526.

Who should I contact with questions about the Virtual Dystonia Zoo Day?
Please contact the DMRF at zooday@dystonia-foundation.org or 312-755-0198

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