Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Benefit for Oscar

A Benefit for Oscar

Weds., July 14th, 2010, 6pm-8:30pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center • 137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

Please join Oscar and his loved ones for a family-friendly evening to include:

  • An encore showing of RoCo’s 6×6x2010 exhibit*
  • Silent Auction/Raffle for items and services from local businesses and artisans**
  • Opportunity to win an iPad
  • Oscar’s artwork for sale
  • Music by Margaret Explosion
  • Art activities for the whole family
  • Light snacks & desserts

*Four nights after the official closing of this exhibit, over 3,000 remaining artworks in the 6x6 format will still be on view from local, national, and international artists.

**Items/services for raffle or auction will be provided by: the Dryden Theatre, the Record Archive, Mayer Hardware, Molly Branch Acupuncture, Towpath Bikes, Evolution Pilates, In Touch Massage Center, Chi Wah Salon, Java's, Tap & Mallet, Palmers, Sara Silvio Jewelry and many more!

The funds raised from this event will help provide Oscar with an accessible home.

Please note: check or cash donations preferred.

Parking is available on side streets but also in the East End Garage (free after 5:30 p.m.) located at 475 E. Main St. (with additional entrances on Scio St. and Swan St.)

“On December 31, 2009, our then 14-month-old son, Oscar, was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, type II. SMA is a genetic disorder that will prevent Oscar from ever walking, cause him to progressively get weaker and ultimately compromise his life expectancy. He’ll need an accessible home in a school district that supports children with special physical needs. He’ll need advanced assistive equipment and whole health services not covered by insurance. In addition to providing for Oscar’s needs and overall well-being, our goal is to share our acquired knowledge and raise community awareness of SMA and disability issues.”

-Sally Bonn & David Merulla

Visit the Oscar-Go Facebook page if you'd like to RSVP to the event -

This event is made possible by generous support from Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

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