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Hats ON Day

For Progeria

Our Hats ON for Progeria Day is BACK for the first time in two years!

Friday, October 21, 2022
(or join anytime during the year)


Please take photos and share them using #HatsONProgeria

Join the fun on Friday, October 21 and have a #HatsONProgeria Day or Casual Day Fundraiser at your school or business. Just like a Dress Down Day, Pajama Day, or Jeans Friday, a HatsON Day is a simple but FUN way to raise awareness and funds for PRF and all the special children and young adults with Progeria. As we know some workplaces and schools don’t allow hats, we encourage having a Jeans Day for Progeria!

What is Hats ON for Progeria?

Hats ON for Progeria is similar to a dress down day except it is MORE FUN! Wear your favorite baseball hat, fedora, tiara or PRF hat to work or school and show your support for The Progeria Research Foundation by showing off your hat and making a donation.

How do I participate in Hats ON for Progeria?

Host a Hats ON for Progeria event at your school or office, or with friends and family members. The National Day is Friday, October 21, 2022, but if this date doesn’t work for you, select one that does! You can hold your event ANYTIME in 2022. (If hats aren’t allowed at work, have a Casual Day or Jeans Friday for PRF!!).

Find all the information you need at

As a Hats ON for Progeria Event Organizer your job is to promote the event: encourage participation, collect all donations (super easy if you have an online page through GiveSmart!) and make the event FUN! Consider giving out an award for most creative hat, take a picture of your team in their hats, set a fundraising goal and keep people up to date on how you are progressing! Make sure to post on your FacebookTwitterInstagram and other social media using #HatsOnProgeria, or #JeansDayProgeria and send us your photos to post on the Facebook Event page!

Check out our photos below, join us this year, and have FUN!

Downloadable Materials for Hats ON for Progeria

Student Organizers: be sure to check with your Principal or school administration before you start organizing your event.

Business/Office Organizers: involve your HR department. Do they have a Matching Gift Program that would match the employee donations? Is there a way to increase participation by asking departments to compete against each other? Be creative and have fun with increasing your company’s impact and support for these inspirational children. The first step to becoming a Hats ON for Progeria Event Organizer is to REGISTER.

Once you are signed up, download our Hats ON for Progeria Materials and start planning your event!