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A quite successful and fun auction, which a few of you kept enjoying until 1 a.m. You will be pleased to know that with the support of each and every guest at the auction, we all raised over $279,000 for FSHD research. This is a new record. DJ Sean Denard kindly made a short slideshow posted below.
Thank you so much for choosing to be a part of our mission by contributing wonderful items that make the Gala such a huge success. We rely on your support and the results have been extraordinary. You are giving hope to all those living with this debilitating condition, that one day soon, a diagnosis of FSH muscular dystrophy will be followed by "...and we have a treatment."
We are grateful and honored that you who have chosen to make Friends of FSH Research a part of your giving.
Video of 2017 auction by DJ Sean Denard
Live Auction with auctioneer David Silverman. With a unique background in improv and musical comedy, he is probably one of the best traveled actors you will ever meet. David has climbed Mt Rainier, Mt Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu: his travel stories are entertaining as well as insightful and inspiring.
Author, Speaker, Hypnotherapist and Health Coach Lauren Archer as Master of Ceremonies. As the Mindfulness Program Director for Sound Medical Weight Loss, Lauren helps patients believe in themselves and their ability to achieve their dreams. She teaches a course called "The Art of Mindful Weight Loss," and is the author of "Six-Word Lessons on Changing Habits: How to Stop Self-Sabotage and Gain Self-Mastery." Note that this book is eligible for an donation to Friends.
Dancing following the Live Auction with DJ Sean Denard. While serving in the army in North Carolina, Sean had the opportunity to DJ at the NCO club. He quickly discovered that he not only had a gift for being a DJ, but he loved it as well. After returning to Seattle, Sean opened Denard Productions and made this his full-time career.
Our most powerful source of fundraising is the Annual "FiSHing for a Cure" Auction. We gratefully accept items to sell at our auction and always need volunteers to help with set up and administration.