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Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in Foundation NewsLine |

Carnival Raises Funds in Memory of Karen Sullivan

Jason, Sarah and Abby Sullivan, ages 10, 7 and 5, respectively, organized and held a backyard carnival to raise funds for the NNPDF in memory of their aunt, Karen Sullivan, who died in 2004 as a result of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC).

After several weeks of planning, the children made signs and posters to advertise and invite their friends and neighbors to come for games, prizes, and food.

The whole family got involved as one grandma made funnel cakes and another ran the bean bag toss, while the two grandpas ran the golf game and served as the event photographer. The late-summer heat wave even broke in time for a perfect evening, and the neighborhood was very supportive, raising almost $500 for the fight against NPD!

Jason, Sarah and Abby are the children of Kevin and Jean Sullivan and the grandkids of Art and Nancy Sullivan of Chesterfield, Missouri. Nancy recently retired from the NNPDF Board of Directors and Art serves on the NNPDF’s Finance Committee.

Thank you, Jason, Sarah and Abby, and the entire Sullivan family!

To see more photos from the carnival, and to read about other family fundraisers advancing the Quest for a Cure, visit the NNPDF’s Upcoming Events page.