Third KLS Fundraiser at The Montvale Plaza in Stoneham Massachusetts was another successful event. About 300 friends and family of the Penny family, whose son Joe has KLS, came out to support the fundraiser and enjoy a spectacular night of dinner, dancing and an opportunity to win some wonderful prizes. The donated items included landscaping services, Red Sox, Bruins, and Celtics tickets, gift certificates to restaurants. The high quality of the much desired prizes kept the excitement of the night going. The dance floor was filled all evening, as all of the guests enjoyed the music of a live band.
A short presentation was made by Christine and Joe Penney explaining how their son Joe, deals with living with KLS and how it has impacted his life. Christine also explained how Kleine Levin Syndrome is so rare that funding is limited. The KLS Foundation relies on volunteers and on fundraisers to help support the research to help find a treatment and an eventual cure.
Over $10,000 was raised for the KLS Foundation that evening. Guests learned about the challenges faced by adolescents with KLS and their families. The community had a wonderful time while helping us reach our goals. We thank the Penney family and friends for another successful fundraiser.