I'm very excited to announce the first Mid-Michigan Fragile X Awareness Day Event: A Day at the Park! Please mark your calendars for SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013 at VALHALLA PARK in HOLT, MI.
A Day at the Park is going to be an awareness and fundraising event. We plan on spreading the word about Fragile X around the community through a variety of events in the park that day - just in time for National Fragile X Awareness Day on July 22. The park itself has a beach for swimming as well as fishing areas on the lake and pond, a nature trail, softball diamonds, and playground (both for older kids and toddlers). It is also semi-wooded and has a beautiful picnic area.
There will be no cost to join us, but we will be selling FX Awareness Day T-Shirts ahead of time that will include a FX green t-shirt (designed by Mr Awesome) as well as one raffle ticket and refreshments/snacks for those who wear their t-shirt that day. We will have multiple ways to donate during the event including a bake sale, raffle, and more that we are still finalizing details on. We also have Ride and Sing with SonicBOOM joining us as well offering motorcycle rides for Fragile X!! I do not have more details than this on anything right now that I can share, but I should hopefully have that information as well as how to purchase t-shirts available by the end of this month, so stay tuned in!
All proceeds from the event will go to Fragile X - either the Fragile X Association of Michigan and/or the National Fragile X Foundation (I'm still looking into the specifics).
In the meantime, if you have something you would like to donate to the bake sale or raffle, please contact me via email, facebook, or phone. There are multiple ways to contact me at the top of this blog too.
Hope to see you there!!