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Friends of Jamie Fundraiser: Cure GSD

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Hinsdale Covenant Church

412 S. Garfield Street

Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Our 10-year-old daughter continues to battle a rare disease called Glycogen Storage Disease. Over the past decade, we have come to see firsthand, the dedicated work of the world's leading researcher of GSD, Dr. David Weinstein. His team at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Connecticut Children's Medical Center has been solely focused on reaching a cure. The momentum is moving ever closer to this goal. Funding for their amazing work is almost entirely dependant upon caring individuals. Through grass-roots efforts like this event hosted by Friends of Jamie, we hope to provide much needed support to this heroic cause.


6:30 – 7:30 Raffle and auction items, appetizers/non-alcoholic beverages

7:30 – 7:45 Welcome and GSD presentation

7:45 – 8:00 A Personal message from Dr. David Weinstein

8:00 – 9:30 Damien play, one-man show, by Aldyth Morris, starring "Chicago's Very Own" Wayne Messmer

9:30 – 10:00 Thank yous and raffle/silent auction winners and LIVE AUCTION


Click on TICKETS to purchase tickets to the event. (feel free to invite your friends!)

Click this link to make a tax-deductible donation:

https://uconn.givecorps.com/projects/31214-glycogen-storage-disease-pr



‘‘Damien is a story that needs to be told… and more importantly, needs to be heard.’’

We are all touched by the real life stories of the people who walked among us and have dedicated themselves to heroic lives of great deeds in the unselfish service to others. The opportunity to hear a true-life story of a person of character should never be missed. Such a person is the legendary Father (Saint) Damien, the “Hero of Molokai,” born in Belgium as Joseph de Veuster, (1840-1889).

Chicago actor and personality Wayne Messmer triumphantly portrays this amazing man of faith in a tale of courage and conviction and brings him to life in a one-man play, Damien, by Aldyth Morris.

Audiences are truly "messmerized" throughout the 90-minute live theatrical experience, where Messmer transforms into the character of Father Damien to share stories of the struggles and challenges that he faced while bringing back lost hope to the exiled lepers of Hawaii in their isolated community on the desolate Kalaupapa peninsula on the island of Molokai.

Wayne Messmer has been critically acclaimed for his performances in the role of Father Damien in this powerful play. The story of this humble man of the cloth is an inspiration to all who witness the theatrical experience.

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Hinsdale Covenant Church

412 S. Garfield Street

Hinsdale, IL 60521

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