$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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Boston Bruins Foundation raffle benefiting FRAXA raises over $9000 to find a cure for fragile X syndrome

Boston Bruins Foundation raffle benefiting FRAXA raises over $9000 to find a cure for fragile X syndrome

Bruins raffle benefits FRAXA Research Foundation at 2016 opening home game 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. The first home game of the 2016-17 season was on Thursday, October 20, at 7pm, against the New Jersey Devils. 35 volunteers for FRAXA sold $18,650 in tickets, which means they raised over $9000 to help find a cure for Fragile X syndrome. Thanks to the Bruins Foundation and all our volunteers for a great night! This was the second year that the Bruins hosted a raffle to benefit FRAXA. On Saturday, Nov 21, 2015, the Bruins played the Toronto Maple Leafs at Boston’s TD Garden. FRAXA volunteers (more than 50!) raised more than any other raffle during the year … over $25,000! In addition, the Boston Bruins has contributed $90,000 to FRAXA to fully fund

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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 project

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