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Hunter’s Hope Candlelight Ball

Posted by Chris Brown on March 22, 2010 – 8:00 am

Bills Hall of Fame quarterback, Jim Kelly, and his wife, Jill, will hold their eighth annual Hunter’s Hope Candlelight Ball this Friday (March 26). This gala event, which has annually drawn a large and supportive crowd, is an evening to celebrate life and love for all children while raising funds to help broaden public awareness of Krabbe disease and other leukodystrophies as well as fund research efforts that will identify new treatments, therapies and ultimately a cure.  

This year’s event will take place at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside from 6 pm to midnight. Greg Connors, of Connors and Ferris LLP, and his wife Jeni, will serve as Honorary Chairs.

Registration and Corporate Opportunities for the event are still available online at For more information on Hunter’s Hope Foundation or the Rochester Candlelight Ball, please visit them online or call 716-667-1200.

The Hunter’s Hope Foundation continues to make significant progress toward their highest priority of Universal Newborn Screening throughout the United States.  Jim Kelly, Founder of Hunter’s Hope, addressed state representatives when he was invited to speak at the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In addition, the Kelly Family, along with Hunter’s Hope, received national attention in October, when the National Institute of Health Newborn Screening Research Program was named in memory of Hunter Kelly.  The program is authorized to carry out, coordinate, and expand research in newborn screening.

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