Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine


Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine

Penny War Fundraiser for Rare Diseases

Join the Belnap Family in the Penny War for Rare Diseases!

Penny War PosterBlue Ridge School in Pinetop-Lakeside, Ariz. will be participating in a Penny War fundraiser the week of April 28th – May 2nd. The purpose of the fundraiser is to raise money for children with rare diseases. The fundraising will include a penny war, dodge-ball events, hat and iPod day, and other activities.

Each classroom will be given a container they decorate and put in the library. The goal is to have the most points, or pennies, in your container at the end of the week.  At the end of each day, the money will be counted so each class knows where they stand.  The classroom with the most points at the end of the week will have a pizza party along other prizes.

The Penny War is a fundraiser through the Belnap Foundation, a local foundation that is dedicated to supporting research and raising awareness of mitochondrial and other rare diseases.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders in Phoenix, Ariz. and the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine located in Atlanta, Ga. These organizations are dedicated to diagnosing and finding treatments for patients with rare diseases.

You can participate online by making a donation to The Belnap Family Fund. When making an online donation, write “Penny Wars” in the comment box.


Visit the Foundation for Mitochondrial Medicine to learn more about mitochondrial diseases and how you can help save lives.


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