Quinn’s Hot Cocoa $4 the Cure

Quinn and Emma Pruitt

Sunday, February 28, 2021

My name is Quinn Pruitt and I am 11 years old. Since 2017, I have been raising money to find a cure for my twin sister Emma who has Angelman syndrome and all the other angels.

My hot cocoa stand will be virtual in 2021, so I decided to invite others to join me in holding a hot cocoa stand in honor of someone with AS. 

How To Support

  1. Click the DONATE NOW button on this page or our Facebook page to buy a virtual cup of cocoa.
  2. Hold your own virtual cocoa stand! Get started here.

All support goes directly towards therapeutics and helping other families through the Angelman Syndrome Foundation.

Quinn's hot cocoa fundraising for 2020 was over $200,000


Click for more background about Angelman syndrome and Angelman syndrome research, which is progressing faster than ever towards a cure:

  • 1965 – Dr. Harry Angelman first identifies Angelman syndrome
  • 1997 – The cause of Angelman syndrome, a missing or improperly functioning UBE3A gene on Chromosome 15, is discovered
  • 2007 – Angelman syndrome is cured in lab mice
  • October 2012 – Emma diagnosed with Angelman syndrome and THERE ARE NO COMPANIES WITH DRUGS / THERAPEUTICS FOR AS 
  • 2017 – First Angelman syndrome therapeutic enters clinical testing on adolescents
  • Today, there are more than 10 drug companies (from start-ups to established) focused on delivering a therapeutic / cure for Angelman syndrome. Scientists believe that a cure for Angelman syndrome will lead to significant breakthroughs for more well-known disorders like Autism, ALS and Parkinson’s.

FOR MEDIA: Please click here for photos and to speak with Quinn’s parents.