Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Southland Bowling Lanes $10.00 per bowler (up to 6 on a lane)
We will have a silent auction, door prizes, face painting, and MORE! Three years ago, this event raised over $12,000 so we would love to beat that total this year. If you are bowling, ask people to sponsor you to bowl. People love to help out when they hear about Zach. THE BOWLER WHO RAISES THE MOST MONEY WILL WIN A PRIZE :) THANKS SO MUCH!
2014 is going to be a busy year, and there will be something to do for everyone! Please make plans to join us at one (or more) of the following events. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
April 27, 2014 – Zach Attack Bowl-a-Thon – Southland Bowling lanes – ($10 per bowler…more info coming soon)
May 10, 2014 – Zach Attack Golf Scramble
May 17, 2014 – Community Organization Night at the Lexington Legends ($10 tickets will be sold – Zach will throw 1st pitch)
June 28, 2014 - Zach Attack Pancake Breakfast at Devotion Lodge 160, Harrodsburg Road
July 26, 2014 – 4th Annual Zach Attack Ride for Progeria (Poker Run) – Man O War Harley Davidson
August 9, 2014 – 7th Annual Zach Pickard Pelican Run – Brownstown, IN
September 6, 2014 – 4th Annual Race Against Time – a 5k at Cherokee Park in Louisville, KY
*Photo courtest of Charles Bertram, Lexington Herald Leader*
UPDATED JANUARY 10, 2014 -
Sam Berns, the inspiration behind the founding of PRF, passed away Friday evening, January 10, due to complications from Progeria. The outpouring of support and tributes to this remarkable young man who touched millions of people worldwide is astounding.
Sam, age 17, was diagnosed at 22 months of age with Progeria. His parents, Drs. Leslie Gordon and Scott Berns, established The Progeria Research Foundation in 1999 to find the cause, treatment and cure. Children with Progeria live an average of 13 years.
In 2013, HBO Documentaries broadcast the story of Sam Berns in Life According to Sam , and his courage and spirit moved everyone who came to know him personally or was inspired by his story. Sam also shared his life philosophy at TEDxMidAtlantic in October 2013.
The entire PRF community mourns the loss of this remarkable young man who not only inspired PRF’s creation, but also touched millions of people worldwide. To see some beautiful stories, please visit http://storify.com/progeria/remembering-sam-berns-10-23-96-01-10-14
The family requests privacy at this time. Expressions of sympathy and support may be expressed using #prfsam on Twitter and The Progeria Foundation Facebook page and/or directed to The Progeria Research Foundation at P.O. Box 3453, Peabody, MA 01961-3453.
Our KY Chapter is so excited to share all the news about “Life According to Sam” with you. “Life” is an HBO documentary about Sam Berns, the 16 year old son of Dr. Sam Berns and Dr. Leslie Gordon, the co-founders of the Progeria Research Foundation.
* Sam and his family appeared on the Katie Show on Monday, October 15th. Click here for a link to the show *
* LIFE premiers on HBO on Monday, October 21 at 9:00 p.m. Click here for more information about the film *
* Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is pledging up to $500,000 to PRF if they can raise the same amount of money, up until Sam’s 17th birthday — OCTOBER 23RD. What an incredible opportunity for PRF to raise $1 million dollars for the clinical drug trial. Click here to read more about this generous gift and to donate….PLEASE HURRY! *
* Our KY Chapter is having a showing of LIFE for those people unable to view the show on October 21st on HBO. Here are the details *
Saturday, November 2nd, 6:30 p.m.
South Elkhorn Christian Church, Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY
Please RSVP to859-223-1433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!