Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine


Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine

Hope Flies Catch the Cure

Save the date for the 8th annual Hope Flies Catch the Cure September 22, 2017  



Abby, Kyle, Anne and Caroline

Hosted at the Stave Room, American Spirit Works, Hope Flies Catch the Cure promises to be a beautiful night of hope. Thank you to the 2017 Event Co-Chairs Kyle Hinson & Anne Worrell for leading our 8th annual celebration.

This high visibility fundraiser, hosted by Metro Atlanta business and community leaders, benefits the Foundation’s programs and services. Since the first event in 2010, Hope Flies Catch the Cure has become FMM’s signature event, each year hosting more than 300 people and raising over $250,00 annually. While mitochondrial disease may sound rare, it’s web of connectivity to other diseases is far reaching. Mitochondrial disease affects 1 in 2,500 people – adults, children, and teenagers – and is linked as a cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

We also want to thank everyone for making last year’s Hope Flies Catch the Cure celebration to raise awareness and funds for treatment of mitochondrial disease a huge success! The 7th annual Hope Flies Catch the Cure honored Margaret and John Robinson for their support and advocacy on behalf of the mitochondrial disease community and in particular, granddaughter, Grace Martin.  Thank you!

Hope Flies Catch the Cure 2017 promises to be another fabulous night of dinner, dancing, unique auctions and surprises. We hope you will be part of this exciting evening that benefits the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine.

Guests enjoy enhanced sponsorship levels and benefits. Several sponsorship levels include reserved tables to host your guests. Every guest at Hope Flies Catch the Cure enjoyed a beautiful sit down dinner with friends, new and old. To learn more about sponsorships, please contact us at
Click here for 2017 Sponsorship Benefits



Thank you to all party and honorary chairs from the inaugural Hope Flies Catch the Cure to today!

Lane and Richard Courts, 2010 Party Chairs & 2014 Honorary Chairs
Heather and David Edmiston, 2012 Party Co-Chairs
Laura and David Green, 2013 Party Chairs
Kyle Hinson & Anne Worrell, 2017 Party Chairs
Cara and Todd Lacey, 2014 Party Chairs
Margaret and Chris Martin, 2012 Honorary Chairs
Virginia and Matt Maguire, 2012 Party Co-Chairs
Danielle and Jim Poppens, 2013 Party Chairs
Margaret and John Robinson, 2016 Honorary Chairs
Kim and Bill Sheppard, 2011 Party Chairs
Linda and Tommy Thomas, 2015 Co-Chairs
Charlotte and Jason Thomas, 2015 Co-Chairs
Terri and Frank Wren, 2011 Honorary Chairs

Donate an Auction Item

The Hope Flies Catch the Cure Auction Committee appreciates the support of the business community and FMM friends! Our loyal supporters look forward to the auction every year and enjoy learning about new experiences, items and destinations. Thank you for considering a donation to the live or silent auction; we appreciate your support helping us build a unique and exciting auction experience for the guests.

To donate online click orange button, or click here for pdf document.DONATE



Get Involved – Volunteer

Hope Flies Catch the Cure Planning Committee needs your help! Please take a moment to look at our volunteer needs, and let us know your interest for this year’s committee or volunteer needs. Email us at to get involved.

The areas where we need the most help are:

  • Sponsorships—this will require mostly emailing and follow up and can be done any time of day, from the comfort of your own home.
  • Auction—for acquisition help it will mostly be emailing requests with follow up.  Organizing and day/night of help will involve putting together the items and materials for display.
  • Communications—working with the FMM marketing team to help promote the party through social media,  proofing, editing and coordinating signage creation and production.
  • Volunteers— helping out the night of the party:  greeters, registration and other.

Get Involved – Sponsorship

In addition to Hope Flies Catch the Cure Event sponsorship, the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine offers an all-inclusive multi-event Hope Flies sponsorship partnership. A variety of Hope Flies events are held across the country throughout the year, culminating with our signature event Hope Flies Catch the Cure this September 2017. A comprehensive and customized partnership plan is put together for each participant, for more information contact us at

Catch the Cure has its own Facebook Page  facebook


Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors

Party Sponsors
Catalyst Fitness Custom Signs Today
Endive Fine Catering Jen Pair Photography
Michelle French Design Modern Luxury Media
Sharecare Social Flow
Star 94 Track Seven Events
Woo Skincare + Cosmetics
Platinum Sponsors
Abby’s Helping Hand
Carol and Joe Sauerhoefer
Adrian and John Robinson
Gold Sponsors
Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle Global Payments
J.C. Kennedy Foundation Allison and Erwin Reid
John W. Robinson Foundation Stealth BioTherapeutic
Terri and Frank Wren
Silver Sponsors
Boston Red Sox Foundation Missy and Clay Courts
Fidelity Bank,
Jim Miller
Hearts and Hands Therapy,
Amy Utrecht
Highland Trust Partners,
Christy and Jason Norton
Cara and Todd Lacey
Karole and John Lloyd Printpack and The Love Foundation
Laura Stanley and Michael Van de Planque Thomas Barbershop,
Tommy Thomas and Family
Wells Fargo Private Bank,
Heather and David Edmonton
Pat and W. Dan Wright
Table Hosts
Atlantic Capital Bank,
Sally and John Seeds
Scott Bonder
Catalyst Fitness Lane and Richard Courts
Genna and Dave Delmonte Virginia and Matt Maguire
Margaret and Chris Martin Charlotte Martin, Eric Martin,
and LeRoy Martin, III
Mary Jo and Al Means Joseph Orr IV
Kim and Bill Sheppard Jane and Dan Skinner
Charles Smithgall Mary Elizabeth and Mead Stone
Katie and Ricks Tucker
Bronze Sponsors
Arrow Exterminators Ashley and Chris Benecchi
Linda and Nate Bennett Erin and Jack Cay
Marcy and Leona Chanin
Frances and Jeffrey Fisher
Charitable Foundation
Sallie and Ed Hawie Bob and Gwen Hill
Lauren and Keith Hyland Martha and Wilton Looney
Heidi and Matt Mooney Anne and John Mori
Griff Stanley Patricia Morgan Thomas
Wells Fargo Charitable Giving
Patron Sponsors
Anonymous Elizabeth and Andy Ausband
Dara Steele-Belkin and Jeff Belkin Paula Lawton Bevington
Lindsay Bishop Nancy Black
Anne and Jim Blitch Dottie and Dan Blitch
Ashley and Bill Bolwerk Sarah and Jim Borders
Ann and Pat Brumbaugh Denice and Edward Burch
Kathy and Brett Carpenter Chick-fil-A
Clearwater Consulting Group
Becky Dannenfelser and Andrew Hopke
Sibyl and Mark de St. Aubin
Kappy and William deButts Elise and Carl Drake
Emily and Tom Followill Sheila and Jim Frank
Mary Ayres and Richard Griggs Julia and S. Bayne Hill
Julia and Keith Jernigan Kathleen and Stiles Kellett
Karen Klein and David Sterns Ellen and Jim Landers
Michele and Douglas Nichols Pam Perkowski and Mark van Wegen
Petit Family Foundation Danielle and Jim Poppens
Michael and Cynnie Reid Pam and Griffin Stanley
Surgery Center Consultants Nancy and Ben Tarbutton
Amber and Jonathan Tuggle Lynda and Randall Tye
Ellen and Buck Wiley Sara and Bill Wilkins
Elizabeth and Scott Yates Burch and Mark Hanson

*List may not be complete.

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