One of the things that always amazes me about the Real Salt Lake family (team, staff, fans) is how they often put others ahead of themselves, we have seen it time and time again and once again there is a need for us to step up and do some good for someone else.
Gage W. Thompson is a 4 year old who clearly needs us to step and help, here is some background info for you:
Gage W. Thompson is a spunky, little 4 year old who loves superheroes, firemen, playing with his friends and his little sister Reese. During Thanksgiving 2011, Gage began complaining of headaches. The concern quickly progressed and when he began vomiting due to the pain, he was taken to the ER. Within 24 hours, Gage went from a seemingly healthy little 4 year old to the operating table to remove, according to the surgeon, "a brain tumor of substantial size". Uncertain of what to expect, Gage managed to beat most of the laundry list of side-effects, however a few unforeseen reactions did arise. Through 3 months of physical and occupational therapy, Gage amazed everyone with his strength and bravery and a full recovery was expected.
On Valentine's Day, 2012, just three months after his first surgery, Gage went back to the hospital for a routine MRI/Brain Scan to evaluate how he was progressing. According to the doctors, and to his parent's horror, "the tumor returned and is growing toward the brain stem". A second brain surgery is scheduled for February 29, 2012.
Following this second invasive brain surgery, Gage will once again face the potential side-effects and endure seemingly countless hours of physical and occupational therapy, routine MRI's and constant hospital visits. The emotional and physical stress the family is experiencing is multiplying along with mounting medical bills.
We have recently put together a fundraiser, GAME SHOW NIGHT, which will be held at the Southtowne Expo Center in Sandy on July 28. Please plan on joining us, as well as donating to our SUPERHERO AUCTION. You can follow Gage's story on facebook, www.facebook.com/RunAndRoll or their blog www.runnrollforgage.blogspot.com where more information will be available on the upcoming fundraisers. Please feel free to contact Deb Harper 801-750-4808 or with any questions or donations
So there are a couple events that you can take part in both of them are next Saturday on July 28th, first is a 5K run and Motorcycle Rally, you can get more details on that event via this flyer. Then that evening there will be a Casino night, with an all you can eat Sushi and Pasta bar, along with a number of other things going on, you can find more information on that event after the jump:
$35.00 Each - Pasta Bar/Fresh Sushi Chef - Cash Bar
DRESS: SUPERHERO CASUAL
Tickets are available now, click here to purchase
- Casino Games $300 - Superhero Bucks With Each Ticket
- Photo Booth
- Comic Artist
Auction - INCLUDING the following Items:
- OPENING WEEKEND TRIP TO SHANIA TWAIN IN VEGAS
- ONE DIRECTION TICKETS
- MADONNA TICKETS IN VEGAS
- AMAZING WEDDING PACKAGE Just to name a few.
- Glitter in a Glass
- Champagne Jewelry Give Away
- Liquor Wagon Fundraisers
HOW WELL DO I KNOW YOU GAME (Our version of the Newlywed Game)
Featuring - RSL Friends that are graciously volunteering their time (Nat and Crystal Borchers, Coach CJ and Kim Brown Coach Jeff and Jen Cassar, and Andy (Bommadog) and Marcia Wiliams)
Here is the event Schedule:
6:30 - HORS · d'oeuvres AND DRINKS
6:30 - 9:30 - AUCTION- GLITTER IN A GLASS - LIQUOR WAGON
7:00 -8:00 - HOW WELL DO I KNOW YOU GAME
8:15 DINNER, MUSIC, DANCERS, CASINO - DJ FOR DANCING - CASH BARS STAY OPEN
If you have a group of 10 or more contact Deb Harper 801-750-4808.
Anyone wanting to donate items or become a sponsor, please contact Deb Harper 801-750-4808
SPREAD THE WORD!! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
While I will be off on the East Coast to attend the Liverpool match in Baltimore, if you are going to be in town do your best to support a great cause.
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