We are less than one month away from our Fall Fundraiser, Boots S’Mores & More, on October 7th, 2023 to build community awareness and raise money to fund the research to treat ADOA! The event will be held at the Allen Residence in State College, PA. Join us for live music, food, S'mores, silent auction and kids activities.
Your ticket entry gives access to endless food, drinks, games and voting on auction items!
The event features:
All you can eat and drink!
Photos and autographs by Penn State Athletes
Beer and spirits tents for adults 21+, by Bald Birds Brewery and New Trail Brewing Company
Wine bar (21+)
Curt’s Smokin’ Ribs BBQ
Live entertainment by Caryn Dixon
S’mores desserts by Predoni’s Bakery
Obstacle course bounce house by KNB Inflatables
A silent auction with items for everyone, including 14k gold PSU earrings from goldsmith Rick Mahonski and a signed football by James Franklin!
About the event:
Our daughter Sofia was diagnosed with ADOA when she was 3 years old. She attends Park Forest Middle School, loves to horseback ride, and is the best big sister to her younger sister and brother. She is the kindest teenage girl we know, and she is a joy to be around despite her battle with ADOA everyday. More than 80% of her optic nerve has deteriorated since her diagnosis, and she struggles to even walk without support on a daily basis.
What most people do not realize is that glasses cannot help her sight, and there is no other correction to her vision loss because the issue is not with her eyes but the actual nerve connecting to her brain. Her vision loss will never improve until we find a treatment.
Please join us in finding a cure! Let’s help Sofia and other children living with ADOA!
Click here to purchase your tickets.
This event wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our sponsors. Thank you to the businesses and community members that are supporting our event!
We also want to share a special thank you to our local event committee: Maria Caschera, Kirsten Grove, Holly Jacobs, Leigh Ann Jacobs, and Kamryn Popchak.