Support Diego & Progeria Awareness

$4,585 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 20 months
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Martin Kahn
on behalf of Fairview Police Department c/o Cure for Diego
 FAIRVIEW, NJ
CURE FOR DIEGO! 

Come join us on October 1, 2016, for a fundraising event in the name of Diego and his battle to treat/cure Progeria.  The Fairview Police Department has joined forces with VIP Fitness in an exercise challenge to raise funding for his treatment toward a cure. 

You will pick an exercise that you would like to participate in and you can sponsor yourself or find friends, family, or businesses to sponsor you in your event.  Remember the more committed sponsors the more money you can help raise.  The choice of exercises will be pushups, burpees, or squats.  You will perform as many reps as possible for 1 minute.  For example: You pledge $1.00 per rep and you perform 50 reps = $50 donation.  We ask that you all share this event on your social media pages to gather more attention....maybe even grab a friend to participate with you.  If you are not the exercising type you can always make a straight up donation or sponsor a participant. 

Event:  CURE FOR DIEGO!
Date:    October 1, 2016
Time:    11am-1pm
Location:  VIP Group Fitness
                      283 Columbia Ave (Columbia/Anderson         
                      behind Scotty's Taxi)
                      Cliffside Park, New Jersey 07010

Diego's Story:  Diego Estrada suffers from a rare disease called Progeria (Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome), which is a rare genetic disorder.  Diego is a 6 year old 2nd grade student who lives in Fairview, NJ.  Diego was diagnosed early on and has been under treatments for the past few years.  Diego is currently under care of doctors and travels to Boston for experimental treatments.  Help the Fairview Police Department and VIP Group Fitness support Diego in his quest to a longer and healthier life.  Funds will assist Diego and his family to off-set costs of his treatments.

Progeria causes children to age rapidly.  There are an estimated 350-400 children living with Progeria worldwide in 52 countries according to progeriaresearch.org and it affects both sexes and all races.  For more information on Progeria please visit www.progeriaresearch.org
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As the Chief of Police of the Fairview Police Department, I want to thank everyone on behalf of the department and on behalf of Diego Estrada's family for your generous donations toward our cause. I want to give a special thank you to Brian and Suzy Hernandez from V.I.P. Group Fitness who opened their doors to host the event and also were the people behind pulling this event together. I would be remiss if I did not also say thank you to Boys Scouts of America, Northern New Jersey Council Troop 347 for their attendance and participation. They were also our biggest donor with over $600 in donations.
The event raised a significant amount of money, all in which will be used toward expenses that Diego's family incur during his treatment in his battle against Progeria Syndrome.
As displayed in some of the pictures and our video posts of the event you can see that Diego is a resilient individual. Although he fights the rigors day in and day out against this disease he does not let it get the best of him. He enjoys the same activities as any child who does not have to endure what he does on a daily basis.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Warmest regards,

Martin M. Kahn
Chief of Police, Fairview Police Department
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Today's event was very successful. Unbeknownst to everyone Diego joined in on the exercise challenge and did 25 push-ups and 20 weighted kettle bell squats. Awesome job!!
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Donations are now open. To join the challenge just show up and sign up.
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$4,585 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 76 people in 20 months
Created September 23, 2016
MK
Martin Kahn
on behalf of Fairview Police Department c/o Cure for Diego
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