National Meningitis Association
The National Meningitis Association, a national non-profit charity, was founded in July, 2002. Sue began emailing with Lynn Bozarth soon after losing Jeff. Lynn was a source of great strength and support, since she had also lost her son to this deadly disease.
Last year Sue became a member of Moms on Meningitis (M.O.M.’s) to help support NMA in its efforts to educate parents, adolescents, young adults and surrounding communities about meningococcal disease. Sue & Pete traveled to Florida last May to attend their first NMA Conference where they met other families affected by this disease, and attended workshops to prepare them for the task of supporting NMA. Sue has begun speaking to local PTA’s and showing the very powerful NMA video called “Getting it: A Disease…A Vaccine”.
Also, through NMA, Sara was invited to be part of a public service announcement. Sara and Sue flew to Atlanta and experienced first hand what it is like to film a commercial. Go to the <link to gallery>gallery</link> to see some pictures from the shoot.
This May 12th, NMA will be hosting its first Gala, at the Rainbow Room in NYC. Two tickets will be auctioned at the walk. The tickets include one-night’s stay in NYC.