5th Annual ‘Freezin for a Reason’
December 31, 2010
Chris and Vickie Cox are the parents of three children, ages 9, 13, and 16 all diagnosed with Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome (SDS), a rare genetic disease which involves the pancreas, bone marrow and skeleton. As SDS progresses it usually involves a bone marrow transplant costing up to 1 million dollars. The family also faces ongoing expensive medical treatments and medications. The children deal with painful injections and often isolation from other children because of their weak immune system.
The 5th Annual New Year’s Day, Freezin for a Reason, event is a frigid water ski held to raise money to help the Cox family. The ski will take place New Years Day at 12:00 p.m. on Lake Winnebago, located just south of Lee’s Summit, on M-291.
There are currently 25 skiers and wakeboarders looking for sponsorships and donations. In addition to starting the year off by helping a family in need, the event is a great time. This year, catfish, chili and soups will be served to anyone that comes out to the event. All that is asked is that those who join in the dinner make a donation to the family. So come out, bring your checkbook and help the Cox kids.
If you would like to donate to the Cox family by sponsoring a skier, please e-mail:
email@example.com or send your check payable to:
Freezin For A Reason
3700 SW Cheddington Dr,
Lee’s Summit, MO 64082
. . . or walk into any
100% of your contribution will go directly to the Cox family to help with the children’s medical expenses. For more information about the Cox family visit their web site at www.coxkids4him.com. And to learn more about SDS visit: www.shwachman-diamond.org/info.htm