The Timothy O'Connell Foundation is pleased to announce that its Fourth Annual Orange Appeal, will be held April 2, 2016. Through the support of the more than 200 guests who attended last year's third annual event-and, of course, the incredible kindness of the donors of auction items and the chefs, purveyors and wine and beer sponsors who donated all of the wonderful food and drink for last year's festivities-the Foundation raised more than $42,000. Again this year, all of the food and beverages have been donated to the Foundation by guest chefs, purveyors and wine and beer sponsors, and all of the auction items that guests will bid upon have been donated. As a result of such amazing generosity, the Foundation hopes to match or beat the amount of money raised last year.
The generosity of so many in Holliston and surrounding communities who give to The Timothy O'Connell Foundation by buying a cake at our September cake sale fundraiser, by running in Tim's Trot, by supporting the Foundation's Boston Marathon runners, and by volunteering their time for these and other events, has enabled the Foundation to make two major gifts again this year. The Foundation has now given $50,000 towards its pledge of $75,000 to Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Trustees of the Foundation are also pleased to report that in January 2015, the Foundation delivered a second $25,000 check to The Timothy O'Connell Memorial Fund for the Study of Acute Myeloid Leukemia and C-KIT and FLT3 Mutant AML Cells, which was established at the University of Minnesota Medical School in 2014. The Foundation is happy to be supporting the good works of Dr. Peter Gordon and his colleagues at the University of Minnesota. Their clinical/ translational project is focused on the possibility that leukemia cell extrinsic factors within the extracellular environment can contribute to leukemia development, maintenance and response to therapy. Dr. Gordon was one of Tim's fellows at Children's Hospital Boston/ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and his research and clinical interests, including this particular project, were inspired by Timmy and the FLT3 trial that Dr. Gordon and Tim's other doctors used in their attempts to heal Tim.
We want to thank runners David Keim, Jeff McLinden, John Mulvaney, Angela Lawless, Matthew Picard-Fraser, Joanne O'Connell, and Celeste Salley, who ran in support of the Foundation on April 21, 2014 in the Boston Marathon. Meet our 2015 runners under the "Boston Marathon" tab!
We are currently sold out of Tim Ties. Thank you for your support!
Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more about our next bake sale! Thank you to all those who purchased one of the 300 cakes baked by Joanne and our incredible team of bakers and helpers. Special thanks to Charlie Jacobs and the Warren Center, Fr. Mark Coiro and St. Mary's Parish, and Tom Clarke and Clarke Kitchen Resource Center for their generous permission to use their respective facilities for our cake sale event!
The Timothy O'Connell Foundation 35 Erin Way Holliston, Massachusetts 01746