Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub Hosts St. Baldrick's Event on March 27, 2011

Life can change in a heartbeat.  On July 5, 2010, the beautiful little girl in this picture passed away from acute myeloid leukemia.  AML is very rare in children and deadly.  In the spring of 2010, Juliana's leukemia had finally been in remission long enough for the doctors in Boston to do a bone marrow transplant.  Although the bone marrow was a 100% match, the leukemia came back, and Juliana lost her life only 5 days after her third birthday.

No parent should ever have to know the pain of watching their child die.  On March 27, 2011, in Syracuse, NY, the Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub and Restaurant will host a St. Baldrick's headshaving event.  Their goal is to raise $330,000 for childhood cancer research.  Team JJ's Angels will be there, with Juliana's father, Mike LaMonica, leading the charge for a cure.  So far, our team has raised $3,943 of the $7,183 raised in total.  Please help us to increase that number and meet Kitty Hoynes' goal. 

Please go to St. Baldrick's Event to donate, if you haven't already.  We've had numerous, generous donations and for those, we thank you.  But we have a long way to go.  The JJ's Angels team is hoping to raise $15,000 for the event and Justin and Mike are currently in the lead.  If you haven't already, please add to our total and help us reach our goal.

Thank you from both of us!

Justin and Chelle

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