On September 6th, the Friends of Jerod held our 4th Annual Reverse Draw to raise funds for research to find treatment and a cure for Friedreich's Ataxia...and the results were amazing! With over 300 in attendance, the night not only raised funds, but also raised awareness regarding the facts about FA and made people aware that our researchers are in a race to find a cure for this life-threatening disorder. A delicious dinner was catered by the ever-generous Outback Steakhouse, beverages from Pepsi and followed with dessert donated from Frugatti's Italian Restaurant. Over 25 incredible gift baskets and lots of gift cards from supportive donors were given away throughout the event with our wonderful emcee, Mike Hart of ABC 23, KERO Bakersfield.
Jerod Laird is at the center of this battle for the Friends of Jerod. As a committee, we believe this is a battle worth fighting and every dollar raised for research is one more victory in this race toward a cure! The 4th Annual Reverse Draw raised $17,600 for research...a total worthy of celebration!
Watch Jerod's story HERE.