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Shred for the Head: Music + Food, Drink = Fun

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BENEFITING: CHILDREN'S HEMIPLEGIA AND STROKE ASSN.

EVENT DATE: May 25, 2014

Carrie Donat

THE STORY:

We're Doing It Again!!

~~A family-friendly, all day acoustic music festival at The Ship Inn Restaurant and Brewery in Milford, NJ to raise awareness of Pediatric Stroke and Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy and funds for the important work of CHASA.~~

The month of May celebrates Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month.  Strokes are not limited to the elderly or unhealthy- they occur in 1 in 2700 live births.  Pediatric Stroke often leads to a lifelong struggle with a condition called Hemiplegia, (a form of Cerebral Palsy) which presents as a weakness in one half of the body.  This can impact a child’s vision, hearing, speech, and overall motor control, as well as a variety of challenges within cognitive functioning, depending on the location of the stroke within the child’s brain.  Rehabilitation proves to be a lifelong endeavor which can easily become financially and emotionally devastating to a family.

This year, on Sunday, May 25th, my family will be partnering with The Ship Inn Restaurant and Brewery to host a local acoustic music festival, aptly called Shred for the Head, to raise both awareness for Pediatric Stroke as well as funds to support the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA).  Music will begin at 1:00pm and continue throughout the evening thanks to the donated time of scores of musicians. 

CHASA relies on volunteers, like my family, to collect funds to provide educational and athletic scholarships as well as orthotic grants to pediatric stroke survivors.  The organization hosts an annual retreat for families who have been impacted by pediatric stroke, provides guidance for navigating the quagmires associated with special education, and offers much-needed uplifting through organized peer support groups.  The challenges of our little survivors may be as unique as the child himself, but one thing is certain: they need to know they are not alone.  Your donation to CHASA helps them to achieve that. 

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Aunt Annie and Uncle Joe

Aunt Annie and Uncle Joe

3 years ago

Sheila Grant

Sheila Grant

3 years ago

Alison Cooper

Alison Cooper

3 years ago

Racine Serra Elsman

Racine Serra Elsman

3 years ago

the Kestenbaum/Cedarbaum Family

the Kestenbaum/Cedarbaum Family

3 years ago

Barbara Darcy

Barbara Darcy

Averi Donat ❤ 3 years ago