Congratulations to some very special Awareness Day Fundraisers:
Carmelina’s Wine Tasting
On Sunday, July 24th, the Fragile X Resource Group of Western Massachusetts gathered at Carmelina’s restaurant for appetizers and wine to promote Fragile X Awareness. Guests with a ticket to the event enjoyed 25 different wines, 15% off dinner, and a raffle. A local liquor store provided the wine, and the owner made a booklet with the wines, prices, and discounts if people ordered from his store. 61 people attended the tasting, and the group is already looking forward to organizing a second event.
Finster Murphy Seafood Market Fundraiser
On July 22nd, Joey Dissette’s summer job was more than just a way to earn some extra money. He approached owners Kathy Murphy & Patrick Gibson and asked if they could promote Fragile X Awareness Day to customers. They were more than willing – and even agreed to donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to the NFXF! Business was double that which they would normally see on a Friday and the owners are planning to promote National Fragile X Awareness Day again in 2012.
Fundraiser at the Intercontinental Exchange
If you’d like to do your own fundraisers, Development Coordinator Meghan McMurray at the NFXF will be happy to help out. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-688-8765.