Newcor had the pleasure of being a sponsor at the 11th Annual HOPE Under the Stars.
The HOPE Under the Stars is a gala event that raises funds for research to save Will Herndon, a 16 year old boy battling Juvenile Batten Disease - a fatal brain disease.
On Saturday, November 2nd, the community joined forces to raise funds and continue to spread the message of HOPE. The evening featured dinner, live & silent auctions, an after-party entertainment event, & more.
This annual event is highlighted by a personal message from the Herndon family, where the evening encompasses a celebration of HOPE for a family determined to save their son & their brother. Since 2009, Will has been fighting a terminal illness, that doctors said had no treatment or cure.
The Herndon family, coupled with the love and support of an entire community, have recieved news that there is HOPE: a Phase III medical treatment to aid in the cure of Juvenile Batten Disease. Though this medical breakthrough offers an advancement in treatment like no one has ever seen before, it costs a family upwards of $54,000+ a month to render relief in a horrible disease.
While this medical breakthrough is a huge leap in the right direction, all forces must continue to fight to save Will, and the hundreds of children fighting the same fight. Year after year Newcor has the pleasure to promote the awareness of this awful disease and all it entails while fighting to Save Will.
For more information or your opporunity to help, please visit: www.willherndon.org