FAST Fundraising
Contest Official Rules

These are the official rules of the contest.

The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (“FAST”) has established a promotion to bolster interest and creativity in the area of fundraising (the “Fundraising Contest”). The Fundraising Contest is an international fundraising campaign to show support for Angelman syndrome research and to raise money for FAST, a nonprofit organization that provides funding for Angelman syndrome research. The Fundraising Contest is (1) a challenge in which the top eight (8) entrants that raise the most money for FAST will receive a prize, and (2) a sweepstakes in which two (2) entrants will be randomly selected to receive a prize. A total of ten (10) grand prizes will be awarded, as well as the additional gifts set forth below.


To enter the Fundraising Contest, a fundraising page must be established by an individual on the FAST website located at www.cureangelman.wpstagecoach.com (“Website”) to raise donations for FAST. Donations will be made directly to FAST through the entrant’s fundraising page on the Website. Teams or groups must identify one entrant within the Team or Group to qualify for the Grand Prize. By establishing a fundraising page, the individual entrant (“Entrant”) accepts these FAST Fundraising Official Rules.

The grand prize consists of a paid trip to Los Angeles, California for three (3) days and two (2) nights, including hotel, economy airfare, and attendance at a dinner with Colin Farrell (“Prize”). FAST may be adding additional prizes throughout the contest.  All winners who accept prizes grant FAST permission to use their names and likenesses on all FAST advertising and promotional materials, in any form of media, including but not limited to the Website, Facebook, and Twitter.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the fifty (50) states of the United States of America and the District of Columbia and most countries around the world who are twenty-one (21) or older at the time of entry are eligible to enter. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Residents of countries on the United States list of embargoed countries and countries where local laws prohibit entry into sweepstakes or contests or limit the prize value that a resident may accept are not eligible to enter.  Employees and board members of FAST, the prize providers, and members of their immediate families are not eligible to enter. FAST, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall make all determinations with respect to the eligibility of all Entrants.

The Fundraising Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Fundraising Contest, Entrant must establish a web page by following the instructions on the Website located at www.cureangelman.wpstagecoach.com for the purpose of raising donations to FAST or submit an entry card as described below. To be an Entrant in the Fundraising Contest, the fundraising page must be created during the Promotion Period. By creating a page, Entrant agrees to these Official Rules and warrants eligibility to enter the Fundraising Contest.

Alternate Method of Entry:  Mail a postcard or 3” x 5” index card with name, mailing address, and daytime telephone number, postmarked by October 1, 2020, to: FAST Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 608, Downers Grove, IL 60515.  Entrants may submit one (1) entry.  FAST assumes no responsibility for lost, late, or incomplete entries. Entries may be disqualified at any time for non-compliance with these Official Rules. FAST, in its sole and absolute discretion, makes the final determination as to eligibility.

PROMOTION PERIOD: The promotion period is between January 3, 2020, at 12:01 AM (CDT) and October 15, 2020, at midnight/12:00 AM (CDT). All entries and donations must be received during the promotion period. Any donation that is received after the promotion period will be accepted by FAST but will not be counted as a donation to the Entrant for purposes of this Fundraising Contest and the determination of the winners. FAST’s computer is the official timekeeping device for online entry and donations into the Fundraising Contest.

PRIZES and APPROXIMATE RETAIL VALUE: Each grand prize winner will receive a trip for him/herself and one guest to Los Angeles, California, for three (3) days and two (2) nights, including accommodations at a four-star hotel (APV $1,000), economy airfare (APV TBD, booked by FAST), and attendance at a dinner with Colin Farrell and select other attendees (APV $500) (“Prize”). The total approximate retail value (“APV”) of each grand prize is One Thousand Seven Hundred U.S. Dollars ($1,700).  Each winner who accepts this prize grants FAST permission to use his/her name, voice and likeness on all FAST advertising and promotional materials and for publicity purposes, in any form of media, including but not limited to the Website, Facebook, and Twitter. All federal, state, and local taxes and all other costs and expenses associated with acceptance and use of any prize are the winner’s sole responsibility. A winner may waive his/her right to receive a prize. Prizes are non-transferrable, non-exchangeable, and non-refundable, and must be accepted by the winner as awarded. FAST reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute a prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated Prize should become unavailable for any reason. Prizewinners will be issued an IRS Form 1099.

WINNERS and NOTIFICATION: The Prize winners will be identified as follows:

Eight (8) Entrants who raise the most money (in compliance with these rules) as verified by the total shown on the Entrant’s fundraising page by October 15, 2020, at /midnight/12:00 AM (CDT) will be winners.

Two (2) Entrants will be randomly selected by drawing from all eligible entries. The drawing will be held on October 15, 2020, at 12:00 PM (CDT).

All Prizewinners will be notified by email by no later than October 25, 2020, and must respond via email within 72 hours from notification or FAST reserves the right to choose an alternate Prizewinner. The Prizewinners will be announced no later than November 1, 2019, on the Website.

For names of the Prizewinners, please email info@cureangelman.es with a subject line “Fundraising Contest Winners.”  For a copy of the Official Fundraising Contest Rules, please email with a subject line “Fundraising Contest Rules.”

The following gifts will be awarded for the indicated amounts raised by each Entrant:

$500 – FAST tumbler (APV $15).

$1000 – FAST backpack (APV $40).

$2,500 – Two complimentary 2020 FAST Gala tickets, celebrity meet & greet, and two nights complimentary lodging at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (December 4-5, 2020). (APV $430).

$5,000 –Two complimentary 2020 FAST Gala tickets, celebrity meet & greet, two (2) nights complimentary lodging at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (December 4-5, 2020), and exclusive Friday night dinner. (APV $530).

$10,000 –Two complimentary 2020 FAST Gala tickets, celebrity meet & greet with Colin Farrell, economy airfare (up to $600), two (2) nights complimentary lodging at the Hyatt Regency Chicago (December 4-5, 2020) with VIP Welcome Basket, and exclusive Friday night dinner. (APV $1175).

ODDS OF WINNING: The odds of winning a Prize in the Fundraising Contest depend on the number of eligible Entrants received during the Entry Period and the quality of the Entrants’ fundraising pages.


Entrant represents and warrants that: (a) he/she is eligible to enter the Fundraising Contest; (b) he/she has complied and will comply with these Official Rules in connection with participation in the Fundraising Contest and the Entry complies with all of the requirements of all sections. By participating in this Fundraising Contest, Entrant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules.  Entrant further agrees to release, indemnify, defend, and hold harmless FAST and FAST’s promotion sponsors from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in the Fundraising Contest, the use of the Internet or FAST’s Website, the acceptance, or possession or use of the Prize awarded or any part thereof, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy.  FAST reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process and/or the legitimate operation of the Contest, or to act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person.  The Fundraising Contest is governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, and (2) Entrant consents to the jurisdiction and venue of the federal, state, and local courts located in Illinois. Entrant hereby waives any rights to a trial by jury in any matter arising from or pertaining to participation in the Fundraising Contest.  Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will Entrants be permitted to obtain awards for, and each participant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including attorneys’ fees, and participants further waive all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

Entrant shall indemnify, defend, and hold FAST and its promotion sponsors harmless from any losses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising from any third-party action asserting a breach by you of any representation, warranty, or obligation in these Official Rules.

Entrant agrees to release all rights to bring any claim, action or proceeding against the FAST, further covenants not to sue FAST, and hereby acknowledge that FAST has not made nor is in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee – express or implied, in fact or in law – relative to the Fundraising Contest or the Prize.

IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE ANY AND ALL RIGHTS UNDER SECTION 1542 OF THE CIVIL CODE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, WHICH PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.” You expressly waive and release any right or benefit which you have or may have under Section 1542 of the Civil Code of the State of California, to the full extent that you may waive all such rights and benefits pertaining to the matters released here. In connection with such waiver and relinquishment, you acknowledge that you are aware that you may hereafter discover claims presently unknown or unsuspected, or facts in addition to or different from those which you now know or believe to be true, with respect to the matters released herein; nevertheless, it is your intention through this release to fully and finally and forever settle and release all such matters and claims relative thereto, which do not exist, may exist, or heretofore have existed between yourself and FAST or FAST’s promotion sponsors. The release herein given shall be and remain in effect as a full and complete release of such claims and matters notwithstanding the discovery or existence of any such additional or different claims or facts relative thereto.

RULES CHANGES: FAST reserves the right to change the Fundraising Contest Official Rules at any time and without notice to Entrants.

INTERNET: If for any reason the Fundraising Contest is not capable of running as planned due to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, technical failures, or any other cause beyond the control of FAST that corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Fundraising Contest, FAST reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Fundraising Contest. FAST assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. FAST is not responsible for electronic transmissions or entries that are lost, late, stolen, incomplete, illegible, damaged, garbled, destroyed or misdirected, or for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines; computer online systems, servers, or providers; computer equipment or software; failure of any entry to be received by FAST on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof; or for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from Entrant’s participation in or the downloading, accessing, or processing of any materials or information in the Fundraising Contest.