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December 2017

FBMJ Hosts 2nd Annual Fundraiser to Help Friedreich’s Ataxia Patients

FBMJ is proud to once again sponsor a very special event, Friday, December 15, 2017a movie fundraiser featuring the highly anticipated premiere of the movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. This charity event will help support a cause that is near and dear to our hearts – helping find a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA), a rare, genetic, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder affecting one in 50,000 people in the U.S.

Last year, in an overwhelming show of community, we came together in support of 11-year old Jake Juip and his valiant battle with Friedreich’s Ataxia. The need for our community to show continued strength has been heightened by the news that Jake’s 10-year old sister, Claire, also has FA.

FBMJ invites you to be among the first to see the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi while at the same time helping researchers find a treatments and a cure for this rare disease. 100% of all funds raised at the event will go directly to the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for FA.

When: Friday, December 15, 2017
Time: Check-in begins at 6 PMProgram begins at 6:45 PM
Where: AMC 20 Southfield Theatre, 25333 Twelve Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48034
How: To purchase tickets or donate to FARA visit: Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) Star Wars Fundraiser. To learn more about FA, watch 11-year old, Jake Juip and 10-year old, Claire Juip, as they tell their story – Jake and Friedreich’s AtaxiaClaire and Friedreich’s Ataxia.