Each year the Boston Prudential Center hosts a 31 Nights of Light event throughout the month of December. Each night, a different charity is chosen and invited to the Center to raise awareness for their cause. This year, FRAXA Research Foundation was selected!
At five o’clock on the evening of December 4th, 2019, the Prudential Center Tower in downtown Boston lit up teal for Fragile X awareness. We set up a table in the middle of Center Court with educational materials on Fragile X syndrome and teal wrist bands to share with passersby. We are so grateful that Dr. Mark Bear, Picower Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, was able to attend. Not only did he join us in flipping the switch to light the tower, but he was able to say a few words about FRAXA and Fragile X research.
We would also like to thank Boston Properties for enabling FRAXA to raise awareness in one of the busiest buildings in Boston! 31 Nights of Light was a great way to educate passersby in Boston and bring families together this holiday season. There is plenty to be thankful for this year!
Ellen Skala, also referred to as Elle, serves as the Program Coordinator at the FRAXA Research Foundation. Elle has been involved in the nonprofit sector since 2015, working with organizations such as The American Diabetes Association and The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Elle has experience in grant writing and personal fundraising campaigns and is excited to work on the FRAXA team. In her role as program coordinator, Elle communicates with FRAXA Volunteer Ambassadors and other supporters throughout the country, connecting them to the mission and assisting them in personal fundraising campaigns.