STANDING UP to POTS is committed to supporting research for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Standing Up to POTS was founded in 2014 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Because we are run completely by volunteers, 92¢ of every $1 received from all sources is spent on innovative POTS research that aims to improve the quality of life for people currently living with POTS. Join us in supporting innovative new research to improve quality of life for POTS patients, donate to the Standing Up to POTS Research Fund. Standing Up to POTS runs our own active research program, and has funded $258,684 in POTS research for top POTS research teams across the globe. All contributions to our organization are tax deductible.
Standing Up to POTS was founded by Dr. Cathy Pederson in 2014 after her daughter was diagnosed with POTS. Standing Up to POTS was created to generate a community who can support each other while pushing forward understanding of POTS. Dr. Pederson earned her Ph.D. in Physiology and Neurobiology from Rutgers in 1996, and has dedicated all of her professional research efforts to POTS, chronic illness, and quality of life.