6/13 Dempster foundation events

The Ryan Dempster Family Foundation will be busy this summer. The Dempster Foundation will host “Awareness Days” at the Kane County Cougars Fan Fest at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, the Chicago Bandits Game at the Ballpark at Rosemont, and a 22q Family Awareness Outing at Turner Field in Atlanta in the next few weeks. Dempster Family Foundation Awareness Days offer game goers the opportunity to learn more about 22q and a chance to win special baseball memorabilia. The Dempster Foundation’s 22q Bus/Awareness Tour is hitting the road again this summer and the tour route will be announced soon.

Other Dempster Foundation-supported summer activities include:

June 19 – Dempster Family Foundation Awareness Day at Kane County Cougars Game

June 20 –Dempster Family Foundation Awareness Day at Chicago Bandits Game

June 23 –Annual Dempster Foundation Canada Golf Tournament in British Columbia, Canada

July 2 –Dempster Family Foundation Awareness Day at Turner Field, Atlanta, GA

July 6-9 –Biennial International 22q Conference, Orlando, FL

July 12-17 –22q Camp Dragonfly, West Chester, PA

July 19-22 –VCFS Educational Foundation Conference, Toronto

Aug. 17-19 –Pitching 22q in Pediatrics/22q Awareness Day, Cincinnati

Aug. 22 –22Quties Beauty Pageant, Pittsburgh, PA

Also, D’Agostino’s Pizza hosts a Dempster Foundation 22q Awareness Day on the 22nd of every month, where a portion of every pizza purchased supports the Foundation.

The Dempster Family Foundation provides financial support to charities in the Chicagoland area which assist and comfort critically ill children. The Foundation also supports youth baseball programs, military families and animal shelters; and promotes awareness of, and offers hope for families of children diagnosed with a 22q11.2 deletion. For more information, visit the website at www.dempsterfoundation.org.

— Carrie Muskat

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