FRAXA Fall Fling Fundraiser

Cocktail Reception • Live Jazz • Silent Auction • Light Dinner

Join us for our annual Fall Fling fundraiser to raise funds to find a cure for fragile X.

September 7, 2017 • 6:30 pm

Smith Barn at the Peabody Historical Society
38 Felton Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Special Guests

Master of Ceremonies

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Janet Wu

Multi-Media Journalist

Janet is well known for her many years as an anchor/health reporter for Boston’s NBC station. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Boston Herald.

Janet graduated from Yale with a dual major in Philosophy and Psychology and earned a master’s degree in Journalism and International Affairs at Columbia University. She is a founding member of SheGives, an organization of women committed to optimizing the impact of philanthropy. She has traveled to 70 countries, 25 of them alone.

Honoring

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Bob Sweeney

Boston Bruins Great

Sweeney, who has been serving as the Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation for many years, played 10 seasons in the NHL – six of which for the Boston Bruins.  Prior to coming to the Bruins, Sweeney played four seasons for Boston College.  He was inducted into the Boston College Hall of Fame in 2003.

Since retiring from hockey, Sweeney has been involved in a number of charitable endeavors, including his fundraising efforts on behalf of the Madeline Amy Sweeney Fund. He is a staunch advocate for children’s causes including FRAXA.

Honoring

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Jim Cantore

Weather Channel Storm Tracker

Jim Cantore is one of the most recognized faces in weather. Known for his live reports from severe weather events, Cantore embodies the passion and knowledge of The Weather Channel that makes him the weather authority viewers turn to when forecasts turn dire. He has covered every major weather event during the past 25 years, including Hurricanes Katrina and Irene and Superstorm Sandy.

Cantore is an active supporter of FRAXA Research Foundation. He has two children, both of whom have fragile X syndrome.

Featured Speaker

Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD 
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD

Professor, Harvard Medical School

Jeannie T. Lee is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and professor of genetics and pathology at Harvard Medical School. She received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College in biochemistry and an MD/PhD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 2016 she was awarded the Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences.

With a grant from FRAXA, her team is working on ways to cure fragile X syndrome by reactivating the silenced fragile X gene.

FRAXA Fall Fling

Join us for a delightful evening as we celebrate and raise funds to find a cure for fragile X. This year we celebrate at the historic Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm in Peabody, Mass. Music will be by the Prescott Street Jazz Band. Cocktail attire requested.

Tickets: $125 each

Our Sponsors

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Leslie and Trevor Eddy
Chris Ford
Sasa Zorovic
Brian and Cynthia Casey
Liz and Jason Mazzola

Pamela and James Vershbow
Randy and Chuck Welch
Jane Wolfson
Kathan and Michael Pierce
Cristy and Mitchell Hollin

Sponsorships

Presenting Sponsor
$10,000

Become a Presenting Sponsor

Sponsorship includes:

  • 2 tables for 10
  • Banner ad at event
  • Full page ad in the event program
  • Prominent website listing on www.fraxa.org
  • Social media recognition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with mutually agreed hashtag
  • Recognition and inclusion in one FRAXA email newsletter

Gold Sponsor
$5,000

Become a Gold Sponsor

Sponsorship includes:

  • 2 tables for 10
  • Banner ad at event
  • Full page ad in the event program
  • Website listing on www.fraxa.org
  • Social media recognition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with mutually agreed hashtag

Silver Sponsor
$2,500

Become a Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship includes:

  • 1 table for 10
  • Half page ad in the event program
  • Website listing on www.fraxa.org
  • Social media recognition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with mutually agreed hashtag

Bronze Sponsor
$1,250

Become a Bronze Sponsor

Sponsorship includes:

  • 1 table for 10
  • Listing in event program and on www.fraxa.org

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Dave Bjork at dbjork@fraxa.org

Presenting Sponsor
$10,000

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Gold Sponsor
$5,000

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Silver Sponsor
$2,500

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Bronze Sponsor
$1,250

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Fall Fling Donation

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Fall Fling Tickets

Tickets: $125 each. Additional donations gratefully accepted.

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