Amazing friends of Team Hunt will be hosting a ‘Troy Homecoming’ of “Not A Statistic”, on April 19, 2013. This 36 minute film is about the Hollis family’s daily struggle with mitochondrial disease, their fight to find a cure, and their passion to make a difference.
Red Carpet Photos and Cocktail Reception – 8:00 pm
Silent Auction Opens – 8:15 pm
Documentary Begins – 9:00 pm
Desserts and Silent Auction Closes – 9:45 pm
TICKETS $20 / PERSON (ON SALE LATER THIS WEEK)
Location: Trojan Center/Adams Performance Arts Theatre
Host Committee: Beth and Dendy Moseley, John and Wendy (Cleveland) Anderson, Brandi and Warren Reeves, Ellen and Michael Hollis, Amber Watson Brockett, Scooter Crutcher
This event coincides with “Chipping in for a Cause” a Sigma Chi alumni fundraising event, chaired by Dendy Moseley. All proceeds benefit The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
To improve the quality of life for children who live with mitochondrial disease by supporting therapy programs and to support families who have loved ones with mitochondrial disease through raising awareness and money to help find a cure.”
1. To raise awareness of Hunt’s disease
2. Raise funds to sponsor grants in our hopes of discovering an early diagnostic test to catch the disease earlier in children’s lives (preventing downstream medical issues and premature death) and long term grants to eventually find a cure for mitochondrial disease
3. Raise funds to support quality of life therapies (music, feeding, speech, occupational, physical) for children with special needs (i.e. High Hopes Pediatric Therapy Clinic)
Team Hunt was created in January 2011 by Ellen and Michael Hollis to honor their son Hunt. Hunt Michael Hollis has mitochondrial disease which is a chronic, genetic disorder that occurs when the mitochondria of the cell fails to produce enough energy for cell or organ function. This is associated with slow growth and developmental delays. Hunt receives many therapies including feeding, speech, occupational, and physical therapy. He is a happy, lovable, curly headed two year old and full of life.
Inspired by Hunt, we work to improve the quality of life for children who live with mitochondrial disease by supporting therapy programs.”
The Hunt Michael Hollis Fund, a fund of the Community Foundation of Middle TN, supports families who have loved ones with mitochondrial disease through raising awareness and money to help find a cure. Please join our efforts as we swim, bike, and run to honor children who experience challenges growing, both mentally and physically.”