On Sunday, September 25th, our own Pat Casey will participate in the 2016 Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. He’ll be walking as part of Kira’s Kruisers, a team formed in honor of Kira Corning, a Dover resident, a Casey’s Diner regular and an “all-around” great kid who has bravely fought brain cancer since she was just four years old.
In the past nine years, Kira's Kruisers have raised over $530,000 for pediatric brain tumor research at Dana-Farber. This year they are, once again, designating the funds raised towards the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma (PLGA) brain tumor program at Dana-Farber. This program has a multifaceted approach to research. While funding projects in the basic science arena is critical to the success of finding more effective treatments and a cure, the PLGA program takes a unique approach and has a turbo-charged agenda to identify targeted drug therapies that will impact tumor growth. Drug development for pediatric diseases (especially brain cancer) has NEVER seen this type of energy and productivity in the past and this is what makes the PLGA Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute truly unique and effective.
Please consider supporting this great cause! Donations can be made by visiting Pat’s walk page. No dollar amount is too small and every donation helps Kira and kids like her battle this disease!
Also this year, Kira's Kruisers are excited to announce that singer/songwriter Jamie Kent is once again performing a benefit show at the Center for Arts in Natick on Sunday, October 2nd at 7pm. It has been an exciting year for Jamie as he was named the 2016 Durango / American Songwriter Sole Performer and just recently RollingStone.com named Jamie one the “30 Must See Acts” of CMA Fest 2016. However, probably the most exciting news is that Jamie is gearing up for a mid-October release of his brand new album All American Mutt, recorded in Nashville with Grammy nominated Producer Dave Brainard.
Proceeds from this event will go toward Kira's Kruisers fundraising efforts. By purchasing your tickets through Jamie’s site at Jamie Kent / TCAN tickets you will be provided with a ticket to our Oct 2nd show as well as a signed copy of his “All American Mutt” CD delivered to your house on release day! If you are not interested in pre-ordering the CD but still want tickets to the TCAN show please go to Pat's walk page and for every $40 donated you will receive a ticket to the Oct 2nd show (while supplies last). Last year's show was great and a sell out! Act fast if you'd like to attend!