Davis County Community Hosts Fundraiser for Local Teen with Aplastic Anemia
“Distance for Davis Cox” Fundraiser Includes Utah Blaze and Miller Motor Sports Park
Rare Disease Affects Three in One Million U.S. Residents Each Year
WHAT: “Distance for Davis” Fundraiser for 14-year-old aplastic anemia patient, Davis Cox.
Event includes a Utah Blaze Football Clinic, Nitro Circus Movie Premier, motorcycle stunts by DJ Osborn, a silent auction and raffle, a 5K Fun Run, hot air balloon rides, a blood drive, food, games and entertainment.
WHO: Utah Blaze, Nitro Circus, DJ Osborn, local companies, friends, family and classmates rally to raise money and support local teen Davis Cox.
WHEN: Aug. 6 from 7 p.m. -11 p.m.
Aug. 7 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Davis High School
WHY: In March 2010, Davis, a 14-year-old Kaysville Junior High School Student, contracted a random virus that damaged his bone marrow, which resulted in severe aplastic anemia. Once, a healthy football and baseball player, Davis now experiences life-threatening symptoms ranging from retinal bleeding, two-hour nose and gum bleeds, fevers, severe bacterial infections, and a depleted immune system.
Affecting only three in one million Americans each year, aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow, where the marrow stops making enough red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets for the body. People like Davis, with severe or very severe aplastic anemia, are at risk for life-threatening infections or bleeding. Treatment includes bone marrow or cord blood transplant and immunosuppressive therapy.
To learn more about Davis Cox and the “Distance for Davis” events and fundraiser, log on to http://www.daviscoxfundraiser.com/