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Thursday November 22, 2007

On this Thanksgiving Day where we reflect on our blessings and express gratitude, our health and the health of our children is probably close to the top of the list. For some, that’s unfortunately not the case, and Dawg fans can do something about it this weekend.

What: Tailgate For A Purpose benefiting the IMRI Fund at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in the name of Chayton Williamson, son of Hacker Dawg of the DawgVent.

Where: In the parking lot behind the Varsity on North Avenue (look for the Children’s Healthcare banners)

Why: To help wipe out this terrible disease that affected one of our fellow Dawg’s son and so many other children in our community and state.
This Intra-operative MRI is a specialized piece of equipment that will actually allow the neurosurgeons at CHOA to perform a very delicate and complete MRI DURING brain surgery. This allows the surgeons to get ALL of the tumor in real time and not have to close up, perform the MRI and then re-open if anything was missed. Surgeons will actually be using this IMRI on young Chayton early next week. It was not in place at the time of Chayton’s last surgery, so this is a blessing.
CHOA has donated an “Official” UGA Game Ball autographed by Coach Richt to be raffled off during our tailgate. This ball cannot be purchased at a retail store and is available only to the University of Georgia football team for their use. We will have the ball at our tailgate site Saturday for your personal inspection and someone can take it home with them Saturday. A Commemorative Autographed Wheaties Box signed by Coach Richt will also be one of the raffle items.
Here’s the deal: We will be raffling this ball off at our Tailgate For A Purpose Saturday. Raffle tickets will be $20 each or three tickets for $50 – SO BRING CASH!!!!!!!
We will hold the drawing at 2:45 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. (You can put your name and number on the back of each ticket and we’ll get the ball to you if you’re not there).
** Of course, donations will be accepted and CHOA will give you a letter of acknowledgement and appreciation for your tax records for any donations.
Any questions? Contact resa.wilhite@gmail.com.

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