It was a fun night with a great group of ladies!
Sachem North art teachers and Sachem North Art Honor Society students among many others helped me make the Cure JM Paint & Sip Fundraiser a success! We raised almost $10,000 which will go directly to reasearch to help find a cure!!
Join us for a fun night of painting and sipping for a good cause! Bring your favorite bottle of wine (21 and over) / snacks and enjoy a festive Fall evening!
$40 per person includes all painting materials and instruction.
All proceeds will be donated to the Cure JM Foundation.
What is the Cure JM Foundation? It is a 501 nonprofit organization focused on finding a cure for Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM), the rare and life-threatening autoimmune disease collectively known as Juvenile Myositis (JM).
My niece Madison was diagnosed with JM at the age of 7 after complaining of muscle pain, weakness, and fatigue. After her initial "flare up", she was hospitalized and the disease began to take over all systems in her body. She was intubated, because she was unable to breath on her own. She had a chest tube inserted in her side, because she became unable to eat. There was a point where we sat in silence, afraid we were going to loose her.
This disease is frightening, rare, and an ongoing battle of ups and downs. Madison had to relearn how to walk and control the most basic movements of her body. She has been in and out of the hospital for treatments for the past 8 years. She is a true testament to the power of the human spirit!
There currently is NO CURE for JM, and so much research that needs to be conducted to learn about this disease. Any small donation will help!
Here are some photos from yesterday's private paint & sip party in Southold. It was a beautiful day with a great group of people at a spectacular home. What a perfect way to spend a Saturday! Thanks for having me, Gina!
Click "purchase tickets" to attend the last Paint & Sip at Osprey's Dominion for the summer!
We have had a great time hosting Paint & Sip parties at Osprey's Dominion this summer.
For this last event we will be painting sunflowers! I hope you can make it!
$40 for the class includes first glass of wine, materials, instruction, and raffle ticket for a prize!
August 7th Paint & Sip!
Friday's Paint & Sip at Osprey's!