At Etix, we’re dedicating the month of November to Team FARA.
WHAT IS FA?
Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) is a debilitating, life-shortening, degenerative neuro-muscular disorder that affects about one in 50,000 people in the United States. Currently, there is no cure for FA.
Raising funds and spreading awareness about FA is a cause that is close to our hearts. Some of you may know Alison, the incredible, 15-year-old daughter of Matt Price, our Client Services Director. Alison loves her family and friends, spending time with babies and animals, especially her pets Muffin (her dog) and Midnight (her miniature horse). Two years ago, Alison was diagnosed with FA and it has been our mission to stand behind the Price family and support them in their fight against FA.
Last year, we founded Team Mustangs in honor of Alison and participated in the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon as part of a Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) fundraising initiative. FARA, founded in 1998, is a national, public, non-profit organization dedicated to curing FA through research. As a team, we raised more than $50,000 in 2013! This year, our goal is to reach at least $75,000 by the end of 2014.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
We kicked-off FA awareness month at the end of October with our annual Halloween Bake Sale. Our smörgåsbord of spooky, delicious treats were gone in no time at all and raised a total of $275! Other internal fundraisers will include Bob’s Famous Breakfast Tacos and a Cornhole Tournament during our November happy hour.
We’re also participating in the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon for the second year this Saturday, November 8. We’re placing bets internally (with proceeds going to FARA, of course) on the finish time of our CEO Joe Kustelski. Wish our runners luck!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
On top of our internal fundraising initiatives, we’re creating a way for those outside of the company to get involved.
FARA Raffle Fundraiser
We’re hosting a raffle with some awesome prizes.
Prize 1: Two tickets of to see a Universal Music Group artist of your choice (touring in Spring 2015)! We’ll pay for two plane tickets and a hotel room for one night.
Prize 2: Beats Solo2 Headphones and a $50 iTunes gift card.
Prize 3: Etix Classic Merchandise Package—made up of items from our fan merchandise—and a $25 iTunes gift card.
Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.