Welcome to our sixth annual Hoops to End Hunger for Jack March Madness Event!
As you know, our son, Jack, has a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder called Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). Prader-Willi Syndrome is known for its hallmark symptom, an unending hunger that, paired with a cruel slow metabolism, can lead to life threatening obesity or stomach rupture resulting in death. We are asking for your support in our race to put an end to the symptoms of PWS. Our greatest fear, that Jack will experience this unrelenting hunger (hyperphagia), has yet to occur, but is most likely inevitable. This is why we fundraise and pray for a cure for Jack and all children with Prader Willi Syndrome.
A little update on our Jack….On February 28, 2020 he turns 6! He has had the best year! In September, Jack started kindergarten at our local elementary school. Our whole family is very excited that Jack is in a typical kindergarten class, with amazing teachers, therapists, and aides. He just loves school and is making so much progress. As he says, "Mom. I have SO many friends!" Jack is talking up a storm-it is hard to remember a time when he wasn't talking every second of the day. He also continues to love sports. Besides watching as many Boston games as possible, Jack loves to play sports. This year Jack took ice skating and swimming lessons and played t-ball and basketball.
To help us in our fight, follow these easy steps:
1. Make a donation here (each bracket is $15)
2. Between 3/15-3/19, fill out your bracket here: https://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/t1/group/5171/invitation?key=d43d2f83688c9427
3. Get ready to win some fantastic prizes like…
$500 Amazon gift card
2 StoryLand (New Hampshire) admission passes
$100 gift card to Target
$50 gift card to Amazon
A Cold Harbor Brewery gift basket
2 lift tickets to Wachusett Mountain
Anzio's Brick Oven Pizza gift card
Lindsay Taylor Spa gift card for a massage or facial
Xtreme Craze (Westborough) gift card
Redemption Rock Brewery gift basket
A photograph signed by Red Sox Pitcher, Matt Barnes
Worcester Bravehearts tickets
Worcester Railers tickets
~100% of the donations go directly to the Foundation for Prader Willi Research
~Each donation is tax deductible
Join our Facebook event to learn more about Jack and for updates on prizes and winners: https://www.facebook.com/events/631636037623173/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1582674137315451