Pinning Down A Cure 2017
EVENT DATE: Aug 05, 2017
The Abigail Buckner Foundation is happy to announce the 8th annual Pinning Down a Cure Bowling and Silent Auction in memory of Abigail. Our fight for awareness & education of HLH and all histiocytosis diseases, as well as funding research continues. We appreciate your support! There is not a day that goes by that we don’t think of Abigail and what HLH took from us.
PDAC is Saturday August 5th at Louisville Lanes in Shakopee. The event will start at 1:00PM with bowling, taco bar, dessert, prizes and silent auction. The registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 13 years old and younger. The registration fee includes 2 games of bowling and shoe rental, a Pinning Down a Cure T-shirt* (*Register by July 17th in order to be guaranteed a t-shirt), entry into a prize drawing, taco bar, unlimited soda/lemonade and dessert buffet. The silent auction will close at 4:00. We are always in need of silent auction donations. If you would like to donate an item or themed basket for the silent auction please let me know by e-mailing me at email@example.com.
HLH (Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis) is a rare disorder of the immune system primarily affecting young infants and children. HLH lays dormant until a virus triggers the immune system to ‘not turn off’ and your histiocytes (blood cells) go crazy and can attack your blood, skin, liver and central nervous system. Abigail was a perfectly healthy 2 year old, until one weekend she became sick with flu like symptoms that worsened as the days went on. We took her to her doctor and after several tests, we were immediately admitted to intensive care at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Abigail was fighting for her life and we had no idea why! We received the diagnosis of HLH the next day and they started her on treatment. But the disease had already done too much damage. Abigail lost her short, but devastating battle of HLH on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 (less than 24 hours after diagnosis). HLH is so rare, there is little research into its cause and treatment. HLH is considered an "orphan disease," meaning it strikes too few people to generate government-supported research.
All proceeds raised from Pinning Down a Cure for HLH are donated to research and education for HLH and other Histio related diseases.
If you know anyone who owns a company or works for a company that would like to sponsor our event or is willing to donate product for our silent auction please let me know. Any and all donations are appreciated. Proceeds raised benefit Liam's Lighthouse Foundations efforts to fund HLH research. Thanks so much for your ongoing support!