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Saturday, April 25th
gala is bringing together great musicians, dancers, and
designers, exquisite food and spirited drinks, a fine jewelry mystery
box raffle, and a silent auction. The theme is set in
the early 1900's when MMD was first diagnosed. We have hired one of
D.C.'S hottest swing bands, and the building will be decorated in the
spirit of the elegant Art-Deco era. Early Hollywood films will be
projected along the walls--there will be much to take in! This is a
one-of-a-kind event designed for you to have a great time while
benefiting those waiting for a cure for MMD.
|Tom Leonard's Market Wishing Well Program
Tom Leonard's Market will match the
amount of change that customers drop in their well and donate it to MMD
research! They also promote our cause by having literature in their
store and by posting our name and photo in this week's Style Magazine!!
you may know advertising in magazines is VERY expensive and it is not
where we will use your research donations. This is great exposure for
our efforts!! Please visit Tom Leonards and say THANKS to Tom or Edward
for their support and of course drop many coins in their well. Don't
forget to make a wish!
is a beautiful Market with wonderful and unusual products and lots of
fun for the kids! Even if you can't make it this week, when you do
please let them know how much you appreciate their support of our
Pizzani Stands up to MMD! Girl Power!
Anna Pizzani appeared
in the January issue of Skirt! Magazine in for her hard work in
completing the 1 mile kids race in the Richmond Marathon! Anna is proud
to have raised awareness and funds for children, like herself, who have
been diagnosed with MMD. Anna inspired others to donate over
happy to welcome over 550 facebook advocates that are helping to spread
the news about MMD and Stone Circle of Friends by simply listing us as
their featured cause!
an unusual non-profit as we give nearly 100% of your contributions
directly to a lab that focuses on very promising research for MMD. This
world renown lab happens to be at the University of Virginia!
Non-profits are only required to give 5% of their income to
attain their stated goal. We want your donations to be at work as soon
aspect about giving to Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy research is
that it is predicted by top researchers that a treatment or a cure is
likely to happen within the next decade! However, funding is a
major obstacle-- so your donations in any amount are needed.
Check out our events for 2009! Especially our biggest and
best fundraiser, our annual Gala!
gratitude and hope for the future,
Stone Circle of Friend
This past December
Dr. Mahadevan and
Todd Stone spoke
medical student's at UVA. They hoped to inspire students to consider
research, specifically MMD research, as a career option...and as a way
to make a difference in the world.
interested in knowing more about MMD and were moved by Todd's
film. I was happy to hear
almost all 200 plus students picked up an SCF awareness band after
the lecture and there was dialogue about MMD and SCF in student blogs!!!
The professor has
already scheduled our return for next year!!