Unfortunately James who is pictured in the flyer, the son of Betty Choi and Craig Leonard; proprietor of the NYC, Miami and Chicago G-STAR stores, has Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects over 30,000 people who suffer with this illness in the US and over 10 million people who carry one of the known defective genes whether they know it or not. It effects the lungs and the digestive system which of course are two of the most important parts of our lives; breathing and eating.
25 years ago people with CF rarely made it into their 20’s, but today with new therapies and drugs life expectancy averages closer to 40 yrs and is improving every year. This amazing statistic has been made possible by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s relentless efforts. Over 90% of all money collected goes directly to this funding. By donating you will be directly responsible for helping improve the lives and the futures of children such as James.
The fundraiser will be a fun night with DJs Kay Mel & Seth Dynomite. For a minimum of $10, a donation ticket is purchasable at: G-STAR Stores in NYC, Miami, & Chicago or Bowery Electric Thursday May 19 7:30-11:30 or by direct donation at: http://www.cff.org/great_strides/bettychoi
For your donation you will receive:
15% discount at all NYC, Miami, and Chicago G-STAR locations on Thursday May 19th.
Admission to our VIP PARTY at the Bowery Electric
Two chances to win a $500 G-STAR shopping spree (winner need not be present to win).
The event (65 Roses – A Fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation) details are below:
Date: Thursday May 19th, 2011.
Location: Bowery Electric 327 Bowery NYC.