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Bardstown Boy In Need of Life-Saving Transplant
 
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  Throughout the Louisville area, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Shade Fikter. 
 
Shade is the son of Pamela and Daniel Fikter.  Born on December 06, 2004, Shade was diagnosed with Chronic Pancreatitis.  The doctors at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis have recommended a life-saving pancreas transplant.  An estimated $300,000 is being raised by Louisville-area volunteers. 
 
Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Judy McClure at 502.471.8818 ordsmjsm2@aol.com.  
 
Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Shade F” written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforShadeF.com
 

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MATCHINGDONORS.COM LINKS ORGAN DONORS WITH PEOPLE IN NEED OF KIDNEY AND OTHER TRANSPLANTS. IN THE U.S. 19 PEOPLE DIE EACH DAY WAITING FOR AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT. MOST OF THEM FOR KIDNEYS. IF YOU’VE EVER CONSIDERED BECOMING A LIVING ORGAN DONOR OR IF YOU ARE SOMEONE IN NEED OF AN ORGAN TRANSPLANT, VISIT MATCHINGDONORS.COM, HOME OF THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL …THE GIFT OF LIFE. MATCHINGDONORS.COM.
 

 


Junior League American Girl Fashion Show
 
The Junior League of Louisville is thrilled to be hosting the 2014 American Girl Fashion Show on October 11-12, 2014 at Churchill Downs Millionaires Row. 
 
Join us and celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy light fare and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls’ individual styles.  To see the show schedule, get more info or purchase tickets, click HERE. 


 


ALS is no Laughing Matter...But This Night WILL Be


 
Please help support one of our own community members, Carrey Dewey, a loving mother, wife, friend, sister and daughter. At the young age of 42, she was just diagnosed with ALS. Her community is pulling together to help her family fight this awful disease. Join TEAM DEWEY as we use the gift of laughter to go a step beyond the Ice bucket Challenge and help one special Louisville family keep smiling and KICKIN' ALS!
 
Please join us on Friday, November 14, 6:30pm at The Olmsted for a night of comic relief and fun. Comedians Alex Reymundo and Danny Browning will be lifting our spirits with stand-up comedy acts. There will also be live and silent auctions, with items ranging from all-expenses paid trip to Florida, concert tickets, signed memorabilia, sporting event tickets, golf packages, Maroon 5 tickets, autographed guitar from the band, fun. and more! All proceeds from the night will go directly towards the Dewey family ALS expenses. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.
 
 
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