Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you may already know, we've started a foundation in my brother's name, The Kevin Michael Flaherty Brain Trauma Research Foundation. Kevin was tragically taken from us on September 22nd, 2006 when he was struck and killed by a car. The actual cause of Kevin's death was traumatic brain injury. This foundation has been initiated to help aid in the research and development of life saving methods, specifically for brain trauma victims and survivors. An estimated 1.5 million head injuries occur every year in the United States. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults from ages 1 to 44. Every year, approximately 52,000 deaths occur from traumatic brain injury.
This year will be the sixth annual fundraiser to support this crucial cause. Our goal is to raise $10,000. We will be accepting donations for silent auction, live auction, raffles, along with cash donations. Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated. Last year, we were able to raise over $10,000 with the help of all of you, which will be donated to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Kelly and his staff will gladly accept the donation for new research in hopes to find a cure.
The event will be held on Saturday January 10th at Raffael’s in Walpole from 6-11pm. Tickets are $65.00 and include dinner, dancing and fun. When we receive your donation we will mail you one ticket for each multiple of $65.00 you donate. Tickets must be purchased before Christmas and a limited amount are avilable. Cash bar will be available.
I would like to thank you for your time and consideration. The fundraising team and I are looking forward to this event and greatly appreciate any support that can be provided. Together, let’s win this battle and continue to fight in Kevin’s memory.
Tax Deductible Donation: 27-0475447
The Flaherty Family
- Joeanne & Ed Forsberg
- Patricia Gilmore
- Laura Hurd
- Sarah & Miguel Faustino
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