The 20th Annual Halloween Bash is the biggest National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) event and is hosted by the Geismar family and their dedicated committee members. You have several opportunities to be a part of this exciting, virtual event in October.

Halloween Bash Online Auction

We are requesting your help in expanding the Halloween Bash Online Auction to make sure there is something for everyone to bid on. Please, if you are able to, donate an item or two to this auction.

Can we count on you? This is all about supporting you, supporting each other.

Here are some great ideas to get you started:

  • Gift cards or gift certificates: restaurants, stores, services, breweries, wineries, a day of golfing, theater shows, sports games (major and minor league, NFL, NBA, etc.), concerts and more.
  • A handmade quilt or baby quilt
  • Themed party in a box: Halloween, Thanksgiving, birthday, anniversary
  • Themed baskets: example “Mom is on Strike” = fast food/pizza gift certificate, bottle of wine with wine glass, some snacks and maybe include a DVD or Netflix coupons. The sky is the limit on ideas!
  • A holiday or seasonal wreath
  • Handmade wood carvings
  • Made to order ceramic bowl set – perhaps with a monogram or special saying
  • Family portrait painting or photo sitting
  • A weekend at a beach house or ski house or other type of vacation home
  • A spa package for two
  • A fully packed picnic basket for two or four

How to Send Your Donated Items

Please, fill out the auction donation form to receive a gift-in-kind donor acknowledgement letter with value of item(s). Mail this form with your donated item(s) by Friday, October 5 to be included in the auction. Send to NFED Halloween Bash, 6 Executive Dr., Ste. 2, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1360.

Download Halloween Bash Auction Item Donation Form

Thank you for your help to make the Halloween Bash Auction a success. Spread the word and share the auction link when it becomes available in October.

Halloween Bash Online Journal

You have another opportunity to make a significant difference in a child’s life by purchasing an ad or name listing in the journal or by being an event sponsor. You could also ask your local businesses or dentists/doctors to purchase a journal ad or sponsorship that will benefit the NFED through this convenient online event.

Here’s a sample full page ad from a Halloween Bash Journal.

The Journal will be online for everyone to see. You can view last year’s journal to see the different ads. This journal creates great exposure for the businesses and could lead to an increase in sales or patients.

Can you help us? Would you be willing to ask your dentist/doctor or local business?

How to Solicit an Ad or Sponsor

When asking someone to participate, explain what ectodermal dysplasias are. They are a series of rare disorders that typically inhibit development and function of the teeth, nails, hair and sweat glands.

Ectodermal dysplasias also can affect the skin, lens or retina of the eye, parts of the inner ear, development of fingers and toes, and nerves.  Each syndrome usually involves a different combination of symptoms.

If you would like, we can create a little info sheet with or without your child’s picture to include in the request for a journal ad or sponsorship. Email me to request this sheet. Next, provide a copy of the form which explains the various journal ad and sponsorships sizes and prices.

Download Halloween Bash Journal Ad/Sponsorship Form

Advertisers and sponsors can mail their payment and completed form to our office. We need the logo and pictures in jpeg format, and wording for ads in PDF/Word format no later than October 5. Both can be emailed to me at

Making An Impact

To date, the Halloween Bash has raised more than $4 million for the NFED thanks to the generosity of people like you. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to ensure that everyone affected by these disorders live happy and healthy successful lives.

Please join us in making the 20th Annual Halloween Bash a great success!

You can contact me at 618-566-6871 or email me with any questions, concerns and ideas.

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