Lashburn, Saskatchewan to host third annual fundraiser
On Saturday, September 20, 2014 MD Lashburn will be hosting its third annual fundraiser the Fight To End
Duchenne for Muscular Dystrophy Canada. This small community of 800 persons and the surrounding area have raised over $78,000 for research in the last two years.
As one of the organizers and a parent of a young child battling with Duchenne, I have set out to make a change. At the age of 8 my son Preston’s time is running out. In the next few years he will lose his ability to walk as his muscles weaken and die. After that it will start to affect his heart and lungs, until it eventually takes his life. Currently the life expectancy for a child living with Duchenne’s is 25 years of age. There is at this time no treatment or cure available. Every child deserves the chance of a future and I want to be a part of this change!
There is a tremendous amount of research currently taking place in many countries. Researchers have made great advances in their knowledge of DMD. They are currently working in several areas which we believe will eventually produce a cure. This fundraiser has invested in 917 minutes of research; that is only 2 working days of time. We are asking for your help on Saturday September 20, 2014 to help us increase the chance of a miracle for young boys, like my son and help us put money in the hands of those who are much more capable than I as a mom.
To step things up this year, we are pleased to announce “April Wine” will be performing live in Lashburn at the Lashburn CN Sportsplex. On top of that there will be a huge Silent Auction, 50/50 draws, Cash Bar and Concession. Along with that a local band “Uncrowned Kings” will be performing to get the night going and a DJ to help carry the night on. With Music we are going to make muscles move!!!
Doors open at 7:30 pm . Tickets are available at Coolidge Hearing Care in Lloydminster, Lashburn Corner Store, Lashburn Bar and AG foods in Maidstone. $45.00 each or $55.00 at the door. For those of you who are unable to get your tickets or donate at these places and want to pay by Visa or Master Card please visit www.picatic.com and search April Wine Live.
For more information please call Geri @ 780-871-3580 or visit us on facebook at MDLashburn.
Without you we have no chance at HOPE!!!
Check out this video from 2013 of Preston presenting the cheque of funds raised at the event.