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
Master of Ceremonies
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.
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.
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.
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 for the annual Fall Fling on September 7, 2017.
This year we will be celebrating at the Peabody Historical Society’s Smith Barn starting at 6:30 pm for cocktails and reception. We’ll have music by the Prescott Street Jazz Band. Cocktail attire suggested.
Tickets: $125 each
- 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