Fundraiser for Sylvia: Includes Food, Wine, Beer, Live Irish Music & More!

Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 from 5-9 PM.
Wilkins School Community Center

7604 Charleston Ave., Pgh., PA 15218
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Your Minimum Donation of $20 includes:
Delicious Food from Regent Square Restaurants,
Beer, Wine, Live Irish Music by Paddy Folan & Friends,
Irish Step Dancing Lessons, Raffles & More! Join the Fun!

RSVP & Invite Your Friends on Facebook:

Dear Friends...I have known Pittsburgh resident, Sylvia Madden, for about 15 years. She was in a horse-riding accident a few months ago, and broke her hip. That led to a shocking and unexpected diagnosis of AMYLOIDOSIS! This is the same rare blood disorder that took the life of Mayor Caliguiri! I know we can't save the whole world, but we can certainly help a friend and neighbor in our own backyard. She will have to undergo chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, and will miss many months of work. We want her to focus on getting better, and not have to worry about how to pay her bills. So, join us as we come together to help one of our own. Thanks for your support.

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Learn More About Amyloidosis:

FROM THE FLYER: Please join us as we host a special "FUNRAISER" for a very special woman! Sylvia Madden is a most outgoing, fun-loving and lovely individual. She is a mother of two, an RN, and very community-oriented. Horseback-riding is her passion, as is spending time with her friends and helping people in her community.

She was recently injured during a horse-riding event, and was hospitalized with a concussion and multiple fractures of her hips. It is hard to imagine a silver lining to sustaining such injuries, but in this case, it resulted in the early diagnosis of Amyloidosis, the rare blood disorder which claimed the life of Mayor Caliguiri.

Identifying this condition before it caused extensive organ damage provides a high success rate for the stem cell transplant she will undergo; the most effective treatment available.

Sylvia promises to do the hard part: beating this disease. We need others to join together to ensure that she need not waste energy worrying about where to find living expenses during her extended recovery. She is so looking forward to getting back to helping others.

If you cannot join us on December 9 but still wish to contribute, please visit:

*This event will be posted on multiple Meetup groups. Please feel free to invite your friends and hand out and/or hang flyers. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide in promoting this event!

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