If you're in northern Utah in just over a week (Friday, Aug 6 and Saturday, Aug 7), be sure to check out all the events surrounding the fund raiser for Davis Cox, a young man about the age of my own son who is suffering from a severe case of aplastic anemia . . . a very dangerous illness.
There will be lots of fun, from a 5K (okay, to ME running isn't so fun) to motorcycle stunts, hot air balloon rides, entertainment, and more.
Below is information from the press release about it.
Visit Davis's website (link below) for more information about him and the fundraiser:
Davis County Community Hosts Fundraiser for Local Teen with Aplastic Anemia
“Distance for Davis Cox” Fundraiser Includes
Utah Blaze and Miller Motor Sports Park
Rare Disease Affects Three in One Million U.S. Residents Each Year
WHAT: “Distance for Davis” Fundraiser for 14-year-old aplastic anemia patient, Davis Cox.
Event includes a Utah Blaze Football Clinic, Nitro Circus Movie Premier, motorcycle stunts by DJ Osborn, a silent auction and raffle, a 5K Fun Run, hot air balloon rides, a blood drive, food, games and entertainment.
Utah Blaze, DJ Osborn, local companies, friends, family and classmates rally to raise money and support local teen Davis Cox.
WHEN: Aug. 6 from 7 p.m. -11 p.m.
Aug. 7 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Davis High School, Kaysville, Utah
In March 2010, Davis, a 14-year-old Kaysville Junior High School Student, contracted a random virus that damaged his bone marrow, which resulted in severe aplastic anemia. Once, a healthy football and baseball player, Davis now experiences life-threatening symptoms ranging from retinal bleeding, two-hour nose and gum bleeds, fevers, severe bacterial infections, and a depleted immune system.
MORE ABOUT APLASIC ANEMIA:
Affecting only three in one million Americans each year, aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow, where the marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. People like Davis, with severe or very severe aplastic anemia, are at risk for life-threatening infections or bleeding. Treatment includes bone marrow or cord blood transplant and immunosuppressive therapy.
If you can't attend, you can always donate at the "Distance for Davis" website: www.daviscoxfundraiser.com.
Reminder: Entries for the story part of my blog-anniversary giveaway are due TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 28th. All giveaway winners will be announced this Friday, July 30th.
This is so great. I am acquainted with the organizer(s), and let me just say, never, ever assume that one person can't make a difference.
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