Thank you to everyone who joined us March 12th at Deerfield for the second Chefs Unite dinner! It was the public debut of The Weight of a Mountain , a documentary about Sanfilippo Syndrome by Dan Salvo. Dan, Carl Kapes, and other climbers who summit Mt. Orizaba this week for Sanfilippo research. Please check out summmittothesun.com for more information.
We especially thank all the chefs who participated, the donors of our auction items, and our volunteers who made this event possible. Together we raised $35,000 to fight Sanfilippo!
Two remarkable young ladies from Middletown High, Ashten and Jess, spent Rare Disease Day at AI Dupont Hospital raising awareness of Sanfilippo Syndrome! As part of their organization HOSA- Future Health Professionals- they researched the disease, made a very informative poster and presentation to all of the attendees, and even raised funds to fight Sanfilippo. We're very grateful for all of their hard work!
The great folks at Jack Daniels and Tom Foolery's restaurant and bar hosted a Chili Cook-Off to raise funds for Team Sanfilippo! Thank you to everyone who came out on February 8th to sample and judge. Special thanks to our guest chefs Damian Durnin, Melissa Ferraro, Mike Ferraro, Sean Howell, Jance, Pat Niland, Don'ta Whitley, and Tomfoolery's own Mike Rentz. who took home the prize! Together we raised almost $700 for Team Sanfilippo!
Ryan Cormier of The News Journal wrote an article about Mickey in early December that explains beautifully how the Delaware restaurant and music communities have come together to help Mickey fight Sanfilippo Syndrome. The full article on this amazing community support is online here. Thank you again to everyone who has generously contributed their time, talent, and donations. Together we can Save Mickey!
Some things just go surprisingly well together! Thank you to Pietro's Pizza at Argilla Brewing Company, The Sin City Band, Santa, and to everyone who came out to the pizza party benefit! Mickey had a great time dancing with everyone and she loved the Mac & Cheese pizza, too. She even took her Mommy's slices!
Between the fundraisers and Pietro's kindly donating the proceeds from Mickey Pizza and Mickey Juice, you raised almost $2,000 for Sanfilippo research! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Logan House on December 2nd! It was a great time with great people and great energy, and together we raised several thousand dollars for Sanfilippo Syndrome research! We all had so much fun- we're hoping Fat Daddy Has Been won't wait another four years for their next reunion show! Stay tuned!
In early November, The Newark Post wrote an excellent article about Mickey to spread awareness of SanFilippo Syndrome and help us promote our upcoming fundraisers! You can read the full article here. Thank you to our hometown paper for helping us get the word out and Save Mickey!
Several dedicated Sanfilippo Research Foundations have joined together to give Abeona Therapeutics a $13.85 million dollar grant to help their research advance swiftly!
For more info, please check out the full press release here.
WSTW Hometown Heroes host Mark Rogers interviewed Fat Daddy Has Been to promote the upcoming Logan House show and to raise awareness of Sanfilippo Syndrome! The segment included tracks off of each of FDHB's albums as well as some live in-studio performances. You can hear a podcast of the 11/26/17 show for another two weeks here on the Hometown Heroes Website . We truly appreciate WSTW's support and especially Mark Rogers' help as we fight to Save Mickey!
When Mickey's friends the Kunicki's found out that she was sick, they decided to pitch in! The boys held a lemonade stand in September to raise awareness of Sanfilippo, and it raised almost $200 to help push Sanfilippo research forward! We are very proud of them and touched by what they did. Thank you to the whole Kunicki family!
Thank you so much to everyone who came out to Tailgates for the country line dancing fundraiser in September! Mickey had so much fun dancing along!
Big thank you to the Dance Bullies for designating their cover charges for the evening to Mickey's fundraiser!