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Cocktails for a Cure
April 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MDT$25
Please Join Us For
The First Annual Fundraiser for KCNQ2 Cure Alliance
Saturday, April 25
Auction Items Include:
We have amazing auction items that include:
· NEW YORK CITY VACATION: Airfare for two and 5 nights at W Times Square hotel
· MONTANA / GLACIER NATIONAL PARK: Airfare for four people and private guest cottage for up 7 nights
· NORTH CAROLINA CABIN TRIP: 4 Nights in the heart of the Smokey Mountains
· DISNEY FAMILY TRIP: Airfare for four; 3 Nights and Car Rental in Orlando. Staying at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
· TELEVISED FISHING TRIP WITH DON DUBUC – Chartered fishing trip with Don Debuc to be aired three times on WWL-TV.
· LSU VS. AUBURN – September 19th – Two Tickets West Sideline 43rd Row, 45 yard line.
We will have a silent auction with great original artwork, beauty items, professional services, overnight trips to New Orleans as well as a raffle featuring an iPad Air 2, Stock your bar option, and creole stuffed chickens from Chris’ Meats.
Food Donated by Jacmel Inn
Hosted by Joe Arthur & Julia Sims and William & Destin Sims
Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Silent Auction Tables Will begin Closing at 8:15 pm
Live Auction 8:00 pm
Immediately following the Live Auction, finish off your evening with dancing!!
Check-Out Begins 9:00 pm
Cash, Personal Checks, Credit Cards will be accepted.
We extend our gratitude to all of the sponsors, advertisers and businesses
that have made such generous contributions to our event.
And, we encourage you to give your support to these wonderful friends.
Harper Johnson, the daughter of Jim Johnson and Scotty Sims (from Ponchatoula), was diagnosed at the age of 1 with a very rare and severe neurological genetic condition called KCNQ2 Epilepsy. There are less than 150 know cases worldwide.
We were told she might never leave the hospital and would never walk or talk, but we strongly believed otherwise.
This condition is extremely challenging as most KCNQ2 children suffer from terrible seizures, have Autism, are non-verbal and have significant cognitive delays. Seizures are particularly challenging and although Harper’s stopped at 5 weeks of age, we are told they will most likely return.
Although KCNQ2 Epilepsy hinders the ability to communicate among other developmental milestones, all the KCNQ2 children share an incredible will to try! They are fighters! And like Harper, they all light up the world with their laughter and tremendous smiles.
We are grateful that there are scientists and medical professionals researching KCNQ2 Epilepsy to try and find a cure! The more we can learn, the more we can do to help our children gain ability and live easier, healthier lives.
The KCNQ2 Cure Alliance is raising money for research and to support the annual Summit. Harper’s parents, Scotty Sims and Jim Johnson started the KCNQ2 Cure Alliance with two other families (Sara James and Caroline Loewy) to help support research and host an Annual Summit to educate professionals and bring families together. For more information on Harper’s story, please visit her Facebook page.
We ask you to join us in raising funds for a CURE! Purchase tickets below. If you are not able to attend but would like to donate, please click the Donate button.