There have been several successful fund raising events for over 10
years to benefit The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.
Many individuals, organizations, and companies have graciously
assisted in raising funds for "the fight," and we thank them. Their
generosity gives us hope for Jessica's future.
the 1999 Lambright Gala Affair in Seattle. We presented over $15,000 that we raised.
Front Row: Cousin Tina, Aunt Gregoria, Cousin Vikki
Second Row: Uncle Mark, Mom, Uncle Vince
Last: Dad (Anthony) at top.
Jessica with Mom, Dad and
Ara at the Parseghian Foundation Gala Event in Tucson in May, 2001
on this picture to see it full size!
What some have done:
- The Community
of Westchester commited to the Fight for Jessica when Jessie's pediatric
nurse and Dance Teacher sponsored a Heroes Banquet. They raised over
$ 5,000. Read about it in the Hometown News.
- Grandma won a
radio sponsored contest from a mortgage company to raise over $3000.00
for the cause.
chapters of Pi Kappa Alpha participated in a candy bar drive and raised
- A single chapter
sponsored a sorority softball tournament and raised $2,200.00.
- Another chapter
conducted a raffle that raised over $400.00.
- A businessman
wrote appeal letters to his associates that raised over $6,000.00.
- An old college
friend wrote a check for $1,000.00 after hearing about Jessica.
- An industry association
made a donation of $1,000.00 to support the cause.
- An independent
agent from that association wrote his own check for $500.00 after helping
to recruit the association donation.
- A woman celebrated
her birthday and asked people to donate to the cause instead of giving
a gift. Several hundred dollars were raised.
- Jessica's Godparents
sponsored a Mardi Gras party and raised over $3,000.00.
- A Las Vegas Night
was held and proceeds topped $15,000.
How you can help:
1. You can designate your
United Way Payroll Deduction Contribution to APMRF and/or JLMRF.
2. You can become a sponsor
for an upcoming event:
A table at casino night
An ad on a tee shirt
An ad in our newsletter
Donate raffle or auction item
3. If you are member of
a club or organization, adopt our cause for your philanthropy.
4. Next time there's a candy
bar drive, you can take a box or five of World's
Finest Chocolate to distribute.
5. If you have a business
with a point of sale counter, you can place a coin canister near traffic areas
to collect donations of change.
6. You can sponsor a fund-raiser:
A letter writing campaign
An athletic tournament
A golf tournament
A special night at a local restaurant
A garage sale
7. Sponsor a Tupperware
party with proceeds going to the cause.
Help design, produce brochures and other material
Newsletter design and publication
Mail list and data base management
Web-based ideas and support
will be gratefully accepted. They can be sent to the Jessica Leoni Trust. Checks
can be made out directly to The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation or
The Jim Lambright Medical Research Foundation. Both are non-profit corporations
that fund research projects to find a cure for Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. Your
donation is tax deductible.
may be sent directly to the:
Jessica Leoni Trust P.O. Box 83744
Los Angeles, CA 90083-0744
telephone us at (310) 649-6125
Please keep checking this
website for information on fund raising events, and please tell your friends about
Thank you, The Leoni Family