Leading the Fight to treat and cure
Tay-Sachs, Canavan, Sandhoff, GM1 and related diseases

Handwerker-Heringer Fund for Research


With its roots as an elementary school community service project in 2005, the Handwerker-Heringer families have continued their mission to support cutting-edge research to help wipe out rare genetic diseases.

The many student fundraising projects and continued generosity of friends and family over the years have helped to make a real difference in the quest for treatment and cure of these devastating diseases.

The Handwerker-Heringer Fund for Research is a restricted fund within NTSAD which currently supports the Tay-Sachs Gene Therapy Consortium and the Jacob Sheep Research Project.  

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Donations by Mail or Phone:
(617) 277-4463
Checks payable to NTSAD
2001 Beacon Street, Suite 204
Boston, MA 02135

To set up annual recurring donations, please contact us at (617) 277-4463.

With your help, Tay-Sachs researchers can put in motion clinical trials for treatment and cure. 

Additional Giving

Mail or Phone Donations

(617) 277-4463
Checks payable to NTSAD
2001 Beacon Street, Suite 204
Boston, MA 02135.

Matching Gifts

Ask your employer about a matching gift program to double the impact. Federal employees may use NTSAD's CFC #11528

A Gift of Stock

It is easy for NTSAD to facilitate a gift of stock. Contact Patrick Woods, Director of Development (617) 277-4463.

Estate Gifts

Invest in NTSAD's mission through your estate planning. Contact Patrick Woods, Director of Development (617) 277-4463.