Party in the Park for Ian's Sore Eyes
South Vancouver Island
Sat. June 26th, 2010 10:00am - 7:00pm
Support the Milne Stevens Johnson Syndrome Society as we work to raise funds for sight saving medical treatment for Ian Milne, a 12 year Stevens Johnson Syndrome Survivor from Victoria, as he attends the Boston Foundation for Sight in July 2010.
Pancake Breakfast from 10am - 11am followed by Hot Dog BBQ from 1pm - 6pm. Family-friendly activities with sports and games provided by Sportball, Treasure Hunt, Entertainment, Kids Crafts, Silent Auction, Karate Games / Kickathon by Clarks TaeKwon-Do, story telling and more. A complimentary shuttle bus will service overflow parking between the Eagle Beach and Elk Lake Drive parking lots. All events are by donation.
You can join Jacquie Farris during her 100K Power Walk as she celebrates her 60th birthday by dedicating her 13-14Hr walk to raise funds for Ian's costs and build public awareness about Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS). Walk or run at your own pace, individually or in team relays between 10am - 7pm. Registration and Pledges will be accepted in person at the onsite information desk or by mail.
Special Guests Gabrielle Giet (Clairvoyant) and Jane O'Keeffe (Certified Body Practitioner) will provide 20 minute readings for $40.00 donation from midday - 6pm.
For Ian's story and to learn more about Stevens Johnson Syndrome, visit www.milnesjs.com In addition to participating personally in the walk, we are happy to send pledge forms to schools, businesses, community groups etc. To obtain registration / pledge forms, learn more about sponsorship and donation opportunities, please call 250 474-0898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be made at any Scotiabank branch by deposit to Milne Stevens Johnson Syndrome Society.
SJS is a potentially fatal adverse reaction to prescription and over-the-counter medications such as antibiotics or anti-inflammatories. SJS affects children and adults equally regardless of race with a mortality rate of over 40%. Both Ian and Jacquie share a common bond of the painful and long-term consequences that are common to survivors such as ocular surface disease (eye) and joint / mobility issues. Ian's ongoing ocular surface disease means that, in order to preserve his sight, he will need intensive bi-annual treatment by specialists in the United States. While some costs are covered by insurance, our ability to maintain Ian's vision and raise awareness about SJS, truly depends on your support.