Boston Bruins Foundation to Hold 50/50 Jackpot Raffle to Benefit FRAXA

Boston Bruins Foundation to Hold 50/50 Jackpot Raffle to Benefit FRAXA

The Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) are once again supporting Fragile X research! The team’s charity, the Boston Bruins Foundation, is having a special jackpot giveaway to support FRAXA Research Foundation. And this year they are selling raffle tickets online! The Boston Bruins Foundation’s 50/50 raffle is now live with half the proceeds going to a lucky winner and the other half going to help find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X.

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Volunteer for FRAXA at the Boston Bruins Game

Volunteer for FRAXA at the Boston Bruins Game

Join us on Friday, November 23 to help raise funds for Fragile X research by volunteering when the Boston Bruins host the Pittsburgh Penguins. At each home game, the Boston Bruins Foundation hosts a 50/50 raffle with half the proceeds going to a lucky winner and the other half going to a worthy charity. FRAXA Research Foundation is incredibly fortunate to be the featured charity on Friday, November 23, at 7:30 pm, when the Bruins play the Pittsburgh Penguins at Boston’s TD Garden.

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$17,469 Raised by Friends of FRAXA Volunteers at Bruins Game

$17,469 Raised by Friends of FRAXA Volunteers at Bruins Game

Over 50 #FriendsofFRAXA showed up on the the day after Thanksgiving, November 24, at the Bruins game against the Pittsburgh Penguins to sell 50/50 raffle tickets. Our amazing volunteers sold $34,938 in tickets resulting in $17,469 donated to FRAXA research. This was the highest amount the Bruins sold this year in raffle tickets!

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$75,000 Raised for Fragile X Research by Friends of FRAXA at our Fall Fling

$75,000 Raised for Fragile X Research by Friends of FRAXA at our Fall Fling

On Thursday, September 7 over 150 friends of FRAXA joined us at the Smith Barn at the Peabody Historical Society for the second annual FRAXA Fall Fling. Together we raised over $75,000 for Fragile X research — including a hand-delivered check for $25,000! Families from as far away as Miami, Florida joined us, even with hurricane Irma approaching their home state. Unfortunately, Irma ambushed Weather Channel Storm Tracker and Fragile X parent, Jim Cantore.

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TD Bank invites Friends of FRAXA to Watch the Bruins

TD Bank invites Friends of FRAXA to Watch the Bruins

Fifty friends of FRAXA enjoyed an amazing night at the TD Garden in Boston on March 30. They gathered to watch the Boston Bruins take on the Dallas Stars. It was a great opportunity for us to unite the greater Boston Fragile X community. We were able to convene and thank some of our local families and introduce them to university and biotech scientists who are working to find a cure for Fragile X. The night was made available by a generous donation of the Garden View Room by TD Bank.

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Repurposing Drugs to Dampen Hyperactive Nonsense-Mediated Decay in Fragile X Syndrome

Repurposing Drugs to Dampen Hyperactive Nonsense-Mediated Decay in Fragile X Syndrome

With a $90,000 grant from the FRAXA Research Foundation, Dr. Lynne Maquat and Dr. Tatsuaki Kurosaki will investigate nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in Fragile X. NMD is a “housekeeping” process that cells use to prevent faulty proteins from being made. But there is too much of it in Fragile X syndrome. There are already available drugs that suppress NMD – including caffeine.

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Boston Bruins Grant Funds New Fragile X Research

Boston Bruins Grant Funds New Fragile X Research
Boston Bruins Foundation’s $90,000 commitment to FRAXA Bruins Foundation Executive Director Bob Sweeney pledging a $90,000 donation to FRAXA Research today at Shared Living Collaborative’s Gateway Farm in Merrimac, MA. The award will enable the organization to fund an entirely new research project aimed at developing new treatments for Fragile X, a genetic syndrome that is the most common inherited cause of autism. #NHLBruins A photo posted by Boston Bruins (@nhlbruins) on May 28, 2015 at 10:29am PDT The new fellowship to be funded by this award goes to Drs. Lynne Maquat and Tatsuaki Kurosaki of the University of Rochester. They will investigate nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) in Fragile X. NMD is a “housekeeping” process that cells use to prevent faulty proteins from being made. But there is too much of it in Fragile X syndrome. There are already available drugs that suppress NMD – including caffeine -- and so If this projectRead more

Events Gallery – Raising Funds to Find a Cure for Fragile X

Events Gallery – Raising Funds to Find a Cure for Fragile X
Boston Bruins Step up their Game for FRAXA The Boston Bruins Foundation has supported FRAXA many times, notably through 50-50 raffles at Bruins home games at Boston's TD Garden. Thank you to Bob Sweeney and everyone at the Boston Bruins Foundation for your ongoing support. March 30, 2017 was an amazing night at the TD Garden in Boston. Fifty friends of FRAXA gathered to watch the Boston Bruins take on the Dallas Stars. It was a great opportunity for us to unite the local Fragile X community in greater Boston. We were able to convene and thank some of our local families and introduce them to some scientists and biotech companies who are working to find a cure for Fragile X. The night was made available by a generous donation of the Garden View Room by TD Bank. Patrick's PALS Annual Basketball Tournaments Patrick’s PALS 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament turned 21 in 2017!Read more