FSH Society and Boston Celtics Team Up for Boston TD Garden Full Court…

FSH Society and Boston Celtics Team Up for Boston TD Garden Full Court…

Shoot hoops to fight FSH muscular dystrophy!

Basketball lovers will be able to play on the legendary parquet of Boston’s TD Garden and help in the fight against FSH muscular dystrophy. A win-win!

On March 21, 2016, the FSH Society and the Boston Celtics are teaming up to host the Boston TD Garden Full Court Fantasy Fundraiser to raise funds in support of the FSH Society, a world leader in combating FSH muscular dystrophy research. Each five-person team will compete in an afternoon full of fun skills challenges – right on the legendary TD Garden parquet floor. Participants will also receive a ticket to watch the Celtics take on the Orlando Magic that evening.

The competition begins at 1:00pm on Monday, March 21, when players will participate in regular and dribble knockout games. The tournament continues with a timed skill trial, including dribble cones, passing and layup shots. Teams will then get the opportunity to show off their shooting skills before winners are announced.

All ages and abilities are invited to participate, including wheelchair athletes. Each participant is asked to raise $250, although those that sign up by January 31 will receive an early-bird discount and are only required to raise $175. Net fundraising proceeds will benefit the award-winning non-profit, the FSH Society.

The FSH Society is a patient-driven organization that supports research and education for FSHD, one of the most prevalent forms of muscular dystrophy. The Society, which has received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for eight consecutive years, has funded nearly $6 million in research grants, which have been leveraged to over $86 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health. Its efforts have resulted in many accomplishments, including the discovery of the genetic causes of FSHD.

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) is a degenerative muscle disease that causes progressive weakness, usually starting with the face, shoulder, arms, legs and abdomen, but may affect almost any skeletal muscle in the body. FSHD affects approximately 870,000 people and there is no treatment or cure, yet.

The deadline to register for the event is February 14, 2016.

Boston TD Garden Full Court Fantasy Fundraiser Event Details:

What:FSH Society Fundraiser

When:Monday, March 21, 2016
Challenges begin at 1:00 p.m.
Celtics game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where:The Boston TD Garden
100 Legends Way
Boston, MA 02114

Cost:$175 early-bird registration fee per participant (by 1/31)
$250 registration fee per participant (after 1/31)

To Register: Visit this link, or fill out this form and send to:
FSH Society
450 Bedford Street
Lexington, MA 02420

To make a donation online to the FSH Society in support of the event, please click here.

About FSH Society:

The FSH Society, founded in 1991 by two FSHD patients, is a world leader in combating muscular dystrophy. The non-profit has provided millions of dollars in seed grants to pioneering research worldwide, creating an international collaborative network of patients and researchers. The FSH Society seeks to serve as a source of information and support for all patients and families with FSHD; act as a driving force in the development of research directed towards treatments and ultimately a cure; and bring support to patients and research for FSHD through effective engagement of governmental and private sector organizations and entities. For eight consecutive years, the Society has received the Charity Navigator’s four-star rating, the highest distinction held by less than two percent of non-profit organizations in the country. The FSH Society offers a community of support, news and information for FSHD patients and families through its website at http://www.fshsociety.org. For more information about FSHD, please contact the Society at 781-301-6649.

Press Contacts:
June Kinoshita: The FSH Society
781.301.6649; june.kinoshita(at)fshsociety.org

Theresa Masnik: SHIFT Communications
617.779.1871; FSHSociety(at)shiftcomm.com

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