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British Soccer Team Kicks in for Children with Progeria

Many thanks go to the Chelsea Football Club of London, England for their fantastic fundraising efforts! Under the direction of the Corporate Sales Department, the team raised £3,281.58 (over $6,100!) for The Progeria Research Foundation at the Chelsea FC vs Paris Saint Germain match on November 24 th, 2004. The money was raised by doing a charity raffle around the Corporate Areas of their home field, and in honor of Hayley O'Kines Hayley's Progeria Page, whose dad Mark knows some of the players. The Chelsea Football Club is a professional soccer club in the Barclaycard Premiership League in England. They are currently in First Place in the league, and we wish them all the best the rest of the season!

PRF Chosen for Chesham High School's Charity Week

Every year the students of Chesham High School in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, hold a charity week, during which they run a variety of events to raise money. Each class nominates a charity to send their donations to, and PRF was one chosen this year! Sally Baker, the school's charity coordinator, sent along a check for £200. Our thanks to the students and staff of Chesham High School!

Matchmakers Pair up Classmates for The Progeria Research Foundation!

Samantha saw a documentary on Progeria one day, and knew she wanted to help out. She held a Matchmaker Survey for Valentines Day at her high school in Sulphur, Louisiana. Each student filled out a survey that was sent to the Matchmaker Organization, who then matched up students based on compatibility. Samantha and her fundraising friends sold the results for $1.00 each during Valentine's Week. The students loved the idea, and had a great time while raising $350 for PRF. Thank you, Samantha!

8-Year-Old Donates Allowance for "Tzedaka" (Hebrew for "Charitable Giving")



Senior Project Produces Awareness and Funds for PRF

Caitlyn, of Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Connecticut is doing her senior project on The Progeria Research Foundation, raising awareness and funds as part of her assignment. Her many fundraising efforts throughout the year have included selling homemade Progeria pins, gathering donated items for a raffle at a Holiday Bazaar, placing Progeria collection cans around the community, and holding a concession stand for a four night run of the high school's play, "Seussical...the Musical". She also did bulletins and mailings to inform the students, parents, and teachers at her school about Progeria and her project. Caitlyn's tireless efforts raised $1267.38! Caitlyn detailed all her efforts and results at her Senior Project Presentation. Thank you for all your time, energy, and great ideas, Caitlyn, we think you deserve an A+!

Students Rally at Basketball Game for Progeria

7th grade students Hilary, JaQuae, Matt, Shane and Christina - from Ms. Dodaro's Language Arts class at Monessen Middle School, in Monessen, Pennsylvania - selected Progeria for their Community Awareness Project. To make the community aware of PRF, they attended a local basketball game, handed out homemade flyers about PRF, and held a can collection. Thank you - You certainly scored winning points for PRF!
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