Genes and Gems Fundraiser raises $40,000 for Fragile X Research

On April 8, our fabulous friends of FRAXA in Ohio put on another great show as they held their Genes and Gems fundraiser at the St. Charles Preparatory School in Columbus. It was a night to bring together over 300 families, friends and supporters of fragile X research. The event included an inspiring presentation by the well-loved local fragile X physician and researcher, Dr. Craig Erickson, from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. From the great conversations, delicious food, and the silent and live auctions (including a ride on the Goodyear Blimp!), it was clear that everyone had a wonderful time.

Dr. Craig Erickson - Fragile X research
Genes and Gems for Fragile X Research

We want to thank all those who attended Genes and Gems and made generous donations to the FRAXA Research Foundation. A very special thanks to the Planning Committee for their tireless work and commitment to putting on this special event.

The Barden Family
The Heiman Family
The Frederick Family
The Lafferty Family
The Mack Family
The Maloney Family
The McCollister Family
The Meyers Family

The evening festivities raised $55,000, and after expenses of $15,000, this means $40,000 will go directly to research to find a cure for fragile X! In addition, Brett Livingston and Riley Maloney organized FRAN for FRAXA, a companion CrossFit event in Lewis Center, OH, on April 29, which boosted the total even more!

genes and gems for fragile X