Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fiesta Night on October 21st - the Help the Children's Tumor Foundation

We need your help! 
The Children’s Tumor Foundation is a non-profit that works tirelessly to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis (NF). Our dear friend, Andrew Lowell, is a local father with a heartbreaking story about his daughter, 3 year old Eva, and her battle with a debilitating spinal tumor.  We want you to partner with him and his family to help better the lives of children battling with tumors all over the nation. Please read Andrew’s story below and let us know if you would like to participate in a Fiesta Night Oct 21st, 2011 for a NF Endurance race that he is participating in December 4, 2011 to raise funds for this cause. 
Andrew’s Story: My daughter Ava was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis (NF) at 6 months of age. After her first MRI it was discovered she has a tumor in her spine. NF causes tumors to grow along nerves, nerve sheaths, and non-nervous tissue such as bones and skin, anywhere in the body. These tumors can choke off organs and blood supplies. About one-half of the people with NF have learning disabilities. If the tumor my daughter has in her spine grows any larger, she will lose motor development and/or skills and may suffer from any number of complications. There is no treatment or cure for her. Ava has to have MRI’s every three months to monitor the growth of her tumor. She is only 3 years old.  We do this not only to find a cure and/or treatment for her but for all of the other children we have met through this organization with this disorder. Because of the Children’s Tumor Foundation Ava can look forward to the future. For Ava, I would run to the end of the world if it meant a cure.
We are looking for sponsors and donations to help raise money and awareness for this great cause.  All donations are tax deductable and all businesses that donate will have their logo placed on all methods of advertising and signage. We are hosting a Fiesta Night on October 21st , 2011 at 6:30 pm located at Connect Reality Office, 1693 Eureka Rd #100, Roseville, CA 95661.  A social hour, dinner, and auction will take place to raise funds for the race. Mark S. Allen from Good Morning Sacramento will be our auctioneer and we are hoping for a great turn out. 
Tickets are $25 a piece.  If you would like to be a sponsor, donate items, run with Andrew at the race in December, or buy tickets to the Fiesta night please contact:
Nicole Johnson at 916-955-5774; e-mail
or go directly to Andrew’s site and donate

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