Dixons Corners - A fundraiser is being held on Saturday, April 6th for Upper Canada District School Board student Brody Froats.
It is being held at the Matilda Community Hall in Dixons Corners.
The 17-year-old was born with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS), a debilitating disease that causes obesity, severe muscle atrophy, and heart and respiratory problems. His condition has deteriorated to the point that he has been hospitalized at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Brody’s mother, Lisa, is currently fighting Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and will be receiving a bone-marrow transplant in the near future.
A fundraiser for the Froats family has been organized by the “Pulling Together” team which includes North Dundas District High School teacher Mike Deighton. The team has organized a one-day fundraiser which will begin with a car rally, organized by the Morrisburg Lions. The Finch, Chesterville and Winchester Lions are sponsoring the prizes and manning the check points.
The Iroquois Lions have volunteered to assist at the hall throughout the day and evening, in addition to picking up most of the cost for a roast beef dinner which will be prepared and served by a local caterer.
Several local bands, as well as a professional Elvis impersonator will provide the entertainment during the afternoon and evening, and the day’s activities will wrap-up with a dance.
Admission is by donation only.
The team has begun canvassing for donation items for both a silent and live auction. Larger donated items will be auctioned off by a professional auctioneer.
All funds raised will go directly to the Froats family.