Help us develop a treatment and cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED For more information, please contact Emily Scoville at (940) 300-4742
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE is the benefit being held on November 7th, 2010 at the House of Blues Dallas in the Music Hall, 4:00pm-8:00pm.
We are bringing all the arts together; dance, live music, live art, etc., celebrity appearances and a silent auction. Comedian, Justin Foster will be the host of the evening. Music of all genres will be played live and intertwined with some of the most amazing dance performers you can find. This event is geared to family (not just adult) facepainting, balloon makers, etc.
Tickets cost $25; please contact me, or any of the ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE team via e-mail, with the amount you would like to purchase, as we guarantee a fabulous show. In-kind donations, along with all personal/business donations are truly appreciated for the silent auction. We are happy to arrange for pick-up of the donated item if necessary. If your item is a gift certificate please specify November 2011 as the expiration date since the auction will be held November 2010. We truly hope that through corporate sponsorships and personal/business donations, ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE will benefit you and your company as well as Families of SMA.
Musical Guests: Beatles Tribute band: From Us to You
Ramones Tribute band: Sedated
Guest Performances by: Dallas Mavericks Dancers
Dallas Vigilantes Dancers
Allen American Ice Angels
Brown Bag Special
Legacy Dance Center Co. Kids
Celebrity Appearances by: (and available for autographs and photos) Dallas Stars Ice Girls and Dallas Stars Players
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blues Dancers
…And all performing guests
Silent auction includes signed sports memorabilia, signed guitars, resort stays, etc
On August 2nd, 2010, at only eight weeks old, my baby cousin, Savannah Sue Norton, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type I, the number one genetic killer of babies under the age of two. I need your help in donations, sponsorships, contributions and/or time to make this disease known, and to help fund research to find a cure. No family should have to suffer through this disease.
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), a fatal neuromuscular disease with no treatment or cure, destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement, which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control, even the ability to swallow and breathe. Ultimately, what will take Savannah Sue’s life, and other infants with SMA Type I, is the weak muscles in her rib cage will either not support her breathing, or she will catch pneumonia from a simple cold because she does not have the strength to cough and clear her own lungs. The decisions her parents Paul and Sheree have to make are unthinkable as they were just celebrating the birth of what they thought was a “healthy” beautiful baby girl. Current statistics show that the average lifespan of a child with SMA Type I, not put on permanent ventilation or "life support", is only eight months of age, with 80% dying by the age of one, and the majority of the rest dying by age two.
But right now, we need your help! Your kind generosity in donations and sponsorships will hopefully change the lives of the current and future families diagnosed with this frightful disease.
There is nothing worse than a hurt child, PLEASE DONATE!
To attend the event or fundraise, please click the "Register or Fundraise" button to the right.
To make an online donation, please click the "Donate" button to the right.
If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please contact Emily Scoville at (940) 300-4742 or e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.