Feb 27

May 13, 2011 – Lexington Legends

The Lexington Legends welcomed Progeria Research Foundation for Community Organization Night at the ballgame on Friday, May 13th.  Gates opened at 6:00 p.m., and Zach threw a STRIKE for the First Pitch!  It was a beautiful night and Zach enjoyed running around and meeting Big L and Pee Wee.  Then the night ended with an incredible fireworks show!  Thank you for everyone who came out to the game…we hope to do this again next year!


Throwing the 1st pitch


Feb 27

February 24, 2011 – WLEX-18

On February 24, 2011, WLEX-18 aired an updated story on Zach.  Nancy Cox and “Big Zach” do a great job job of telling Zach’s story.


Two years ago, LEX 18 introduced you to Zach Pickard, a Lexington boy suffering from a rare genetic disorder, called progeria, that affects only about 70 children in the entire world, making them age at a rapid pace.

We recently visit with Zach and his family again. Zach’s now in an experimental drug trial that just may give this family hope and change the way the world treats these children.

Progeria means at an early age, Zach will suffer many of the same maladies the elderly face – arthritis, brittle bones, heart disease. Children like Zach usually don’t live beyond their teenage years.

LEX 18’s Nancy Cox will have more on the treatment Zach is on and the progress he is making, as well as information on the upcoming Zach Attack Bowl-A-Thon that will help raise money for progeria, coming on LEX 18 Evening Edition on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

To learn more about the bowl-a-thon as well as progeria research, click on www.zach-attack.org or www.progeriaresearch.org.

Feb 17

February 17, 2011- Annual Meeting

The KY Chapter of the Progeria Research Foundation held it’s Annual Meeting on February 17, 2011.  Updates were given and a Calendar of Events was scheduled.  Here are the events scheduled so far:

March 6th – Zach Attack Bowl-a-Thon

May 1 – June 15 – One Possible on-line campaign

May 13th – Progeria Research Foundation night at the Legends Baseball game

May 21st – Zach Pickard Pelican Run (details to follow)

July 30th – Zach Attack Poker Run (details to follow) will begin and end at Man-O-War Harley Davison

August 27th – Bicycle Race in Louisville (details to follow)

TBD – Golf Outing, South Elkhorn Christian Church (details to follow)

2011 KY Chapter Board

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