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October 12, 2013

Jackson's Cornhole Tournament III

Saturday, October 19


Pancake and Sausage Breakfast


Louisville Firefighter's Union Hall

400 Bakers Lane

$40 a team


(502) 797-0789

Jackson is a 7 year old boy who to the naked eye, appears to be "normal." However, he has a difficult time communicating. Jackson is most severely affected in his communication skills. He currently can say about ten approximations or words but mainly he communicates in his own little way. He is receiving occupational and speech therapy at CP Kids Center located on Eastern Parkway. Jackson also receives Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy every Sunday with Ms. Tammy. Jackson loves to run and play, ride his tricycle, and swing, but he especially loves to go on car rides as much as possible.

Jackson's Cornhole Tournament benefits the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation and The Laughing Duck Autism Support Group. Their event has raised $15,000 for this Foundation to date and hopes to raise $10,000 in 2013. Proceeds from the event directly benefit research initiatives and to assist The Laughing Duck Autism Support Group. Currently there are only about 800 known worldwide cases of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome. New this year will be an all you can eat pancake and sausage breakfast presented by Chris Cakes. The tentative start time for the breakfast is 9 a.m.

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS), also known as 22q13 Deletion Syndrome, is a genetic disorder caused by the loss of genes at the tip of the 22nd chromosome. A lack of the Shank3/ProSAP2 gene is suspected as the primary cause of the symptoms associated with this syndrome. For more information, visit www.pmsf.org.


Louisville AIDS Walk

Step Out and Bring Hope! Please attend the Louisville AIDS Walk and Pet Walk, Kentucky's largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event. Each year, thousands of Louisville and Southern Indiana residents from all walks of life flock to the Waterfont to walk in support of those infected and affected, to honor the memory of those lost, and to renew their commitment to the local fight against HIV/AIDS.

Sunday, October 13, 2013 on The Great Lawn at Waterfront Park (231 Witherspoon, Louisville KY 40202) the Walk will begin and end on The Great Lawn. Participants will enjoy scenic views of the Ohio River as they walk the 3.2 Kilometer, 3 mile course through and around beautiful Waterfront Park.

Start Times and What to Expect:

Onsite Registration and Opening Ceremonies begin with a variety of live entertainment, special guests, food, beverages, team photos, pet activities and a kidzone featuring costumed characters, inflatable's, face painting and cotton candy, all starting at 12:00pm

5K Run Begins at 1:00pm

The Louisville AIDS Walk and Pet Walk kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 3:00pm

There is no cost to participate in the AIDS Walk and Pet Walk. All you need to do is to seek pledges from family, friends, and co-workers to help in the local fight against HIV/AIDS. The 5K Run Registration Fee is $35.

Checks may be made payable to: Louisville AIDS Walk and mailed to:

Louisville AIDS Walk

810 Barret Avenue, Suite 308

Louisville, KY 40204 

If you have questions, please email them at 2013@louisvilleaidswalk.org or call: (502) 938-WALK.


The Diamond Caper

The Diamond Caper is a young adult mystery series, with a modern day Nancy Drew twist, about two sisters who often stumble into mysteries when they least expect it.



Meet Leah Pugh, Author

The Book Attic

October 19th

Jefferson Community and Technical College

(Date yet to be determined)

Bullitt County Public Library

November 2nd

Fern Creek Traditional High School

November 9th

Leah Pugh was also invited to enter a contest called 'Fifty Greatest Authors You Should Be Reading.' Each contestant has to submit an essay and people vote on the essays they like the best.  Here's a link to the site where people can read and then vote for their favorite essay. http://www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow50Writers2013-Contest-submissions.html

Voting closes November 1st.


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