Phase III clinical trials to start on first promising drug treatment to reduce the neurological symptoms of A-T!!!
Thank you to Andy Stern for again hosting and to all the sponsors, teams, family and friends who came out to support Wifflemania 7 in Monroe Township, NJ on June 20th! It was an honor to have the Akian family there and for Avi to throw out the first pitch to get the day started!! Funds raised have already been received and allocated towards medical research of A-T! We are looking forward to another successful Wifflemania in 2016!!
Over $500 raised for A-T research!!
The 6th Annual Pasta Bar for a Cure of A-T is OPEN for ticket & sponsorship registration at www.bidpal.net/pb4at! This years event, Oct 17th, is again on Dearborn St. in Englewood, FL under the beautiful tents & lights from US Tent Rental Dinner will feature our signature pasta experience by your favorite cooks, wine bar by Vino Loco Gourmet (commemorative wine glass provided) and decadent dessert by Ciao Gelato Venice Sarasota. Local favorite, Tropical Ave., is back to get you on the dance floor & Hello Gorgeous Photobooth will be there with props to snap fun pics (complimentary event photo postcards will be auto-printed for you to take home!). Our silent auction is moving to the web and will be open for on-line bidding starting October 10th, 2015 (Item donations greatly appreciated!) Looking forward to seeing everyone there for our most successful year yet!!
TriNet had a holiday fitness challenge (11/17/14 – 1/16/15) where colleagues joined teams, used fit bits and worked towards 10,000 steps per day or way more! Steps could be earned by walking/running while wearing fit bits or manually entering walking/running/cycling/swimming on the exercise tracker page.
When teams were asked which charity they wanted to walk for, local Sarasota Tri-Net employees, Team Sharks, immediately suggested Wobbly Feet especially because the goal was to support kids and ideally go grass roots. Team Captain, Jen, and others walked 40,000 steps a day where only 10,000 would keep us on track. “Frankly, our walk for Wobbly Feet became an obsession and we’ve been working hard since November 17th,” expressed Team Sharks member, and ongoing Wobbly Feet supporter, Erin McGinty.
At the finish line, Team Sharks came in 2nd place and by mid-February, TriNet will be donating $2,000.00 to Wobblyfeet.org as a result!
Erin explained, “The best part of this competition besides working hard for our health, was that the mission and importance of Wobbly Feet reached 20 people in California, Nevada, New Jersey and Florida who never before knew about this cause!”
A huge thank you to Tri-Net for hosting such a fun challenge and to Team Sharks for supporting Wobbly Feet one step at a time!
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Thank you to all who supported Wobbly Feet fundraisers during 2014. Because of you we had our best year yet raising over $60,000 for research!!
Irish Celtic 5K, March 2014 (Lakewood Ranch, Fl)- $6,850.00
Bashaw Elementary Bobcat Run for Connor, March 2014 (Bradenton, Fl)- $3,130.00
Wifflemania, May 2014 (Monroe Township, NJ)- $200.00
Pasta Bar for a Cure of A-T, October 2014 (Englewood, Fl)- $26,530
Greens for Genes Golf Tournament, November 2014 (Sarasota, Fl)- $19,825.00
2014/2015 Cardinal Health grant program- $7,000.00
Company matching programs through Wobbly Feet supports- $1,600.00 +
Looking forward to an even more successful 2015!
Thank you to Debbie Flessner and the Englewood Sun Herald for this beautiful article bringing awareness of A-T to the community and for supporting the 2014 Pasta Bar for a Cure of A-T! Don’t miss this event! Sponsorship and tickets available at www.WobblyFeet.org/event
Wobbly Feet Foundation is excited to open registration for the 5th Annual Pasta Bar for a Cure of A-T, October 18th 2014 and 3rd Annual Greens for Genes Golf Tournament, November 7th 2014.
Register for an event sponsorship & purchase tickets through the links below…
On May 30th, 2014 Bashaw Elementary School held the Bobcat Run for Connor. All classes participated by raising funds for the 2 weeks leading up to the event and had a blast walking, running and dancing during the main event! With the school wide goal of $3,000 being met the winning class, Mrs Thompson’s 1st grade class (Connor’s class!) got to silly string Principal Bennett! Thank you to everyone who fundraised, donated and participated in this great event!
100% of funds raised have been put toards a new medical research project being announced soon!
Wobbly Feet Foundation is honored to receive a $3,500 grant from the Cardinal Health Foundation! Thank you to board member and Cardinal Health employee, Diane Lacenere for participating in the foundation’s grant program by submitting Wobbly Feet as an applicant. Funds from the grant will 100% go towards advances in A-T research by being dedicated to a new genome project lead by our national charity for research, the A-T Children’s Project.
The genome (DNA) sequencing will allow scientists to better understand the various physiology seen in children diagnosed with A-T and has potential to unlock new pathways for a formal treatment. The goal for this project is for all 500 children diagnosed in the USA to be tested. At a cost of $1,500 per child, this grant will allow 2 children to receive the testing with results contributing to the study. The balance of the grant will go towards the Wobbly Feet Family Grant program.
Wobbly Feet Foundation is pleased to announce Michael Hankin Esq, Partner at Hankin, Persson, McClenathen, Cohen & Darnell, to our Board of Directors! Michael has been a permanent volunteer at every Wobbly Feet event and committee member of the Greens for Genes Golf Tournament the last 2 years. In addition to fundraising, Michael will take on leadership as our Legal Counsel and assist with grant writing. Welcome Michael!
Visit his website at www.Sarasotalawfirm.com.