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PATLive Sponsors Magnolia Farm Hoe-Down Benefitting Foundation Fighting Blindness

PATLive announces its visionary sponsorship of the “Magnolia Farm Hoe-Down” on Saturday, November 5 at Magnolia Farm, Tallahassee. All proceeds benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the leading organization in the field of retinal research.

 
PRLog - Nov. 2, 2011 - TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- PATLive, a provider of automated and live phone call management services, announces its visionary sponsorship of the “Magnolia Farm Hoe-Down” on Saturday, November 5th from 3 to 9 p.m. at Magnolia Farm, which is located at 4465 Whispering Oaks Drive. Tickets are available for purchase online. All proceeds will benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the leading organization in the field of retinal research.

The Magnolia Farm Hoe-Down is an afternoon and evening full of country pleasures, including a barbecue dinner, sporting clays, horse rides, mechanical bull rides, a greased pole climb, a greased pig chase  and hayrides. Tom & the Cats, a local band, will also perform followed by a grand fireworks show.  

Sharyn and Glen Davidson, co-chairs of the Hoe-Down, have hosted the event at their farm for 11 years to raise money and awareness for the Foundation Fighting Blindness and its efforts to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases, such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa (RP).  Retinal eye diseases currently affect over 10 million Americans, and are expected to increase by 50 percent in the next 10 years.

The Davidson family hopes to have 500-1000 people in attendance and raise over $90,000 for research, as this is a very personal mission for the family.  Sharyn witnessed her mother go completely blind from RP over 20 years ago. Sharyn and her three brothers were also diagnosed with RP, as well as two of the four Davidson children.

“When we began fundraising over 10 years ago, there had been very few breakthroughs other than the identification of a few genes that caused some of these diseases.  We thought it very improbable that there would be treatments in time for Sharyn and her brothers’ generation, but surely there would be something before our children were seriously impacted,” says Glen.  “However, in recent years, the research has moved at an incredible pace, and we are confident that there will be treatments and cures in the next 10 years.  Viable treatments are waiting for the funding to get from the lab to the people who have been desperately waiting for them.  With the help of our friends and community, we can be a part of making that happen.”

Come out to Magnolia Farm and join us for a toe-tappin’, belly rubbin’ good time in support of a great cause.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the event’s page on the Foundation Fighting Blindness website at https://www.blindness.org/index.php?view=details&id=534%3... or contact Kim Marlow at (954) 308-5555, kmarlow@FightBlindness.org.

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PATLive is a provider of phone numbers, voicemail, auto-attendants, Internet fax , and telephone answering services. We deliver the latest technology in call routing, tracking, and reporting. Live receptionists answer 90% of calls within 20 seconds.

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