Sunrise Pregnancy Resources & Family Outreach To Hold 1st Ever Puzzle Palooza Fundraiser And Medical Benefit Sat., Feb. 17

Sunrise Pregnancy Resources and Family, Sidney, will be holding their first ever Puzzle Palooza Event at Limitless Church, 414 E. Main St. (formally Assembly of God Church), Feb. 17, at 10 a.m. The event is a fundraiser for Sunrise Clinic as well as a medical benefit for Anakin Milligan, a one-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with Menkes disease.

The Puzzle Palooza Event will be held in the Fireside Room at Limitless Church. Each team will be given identical 1,000-piece puzzles to put together as fast as they can. The event has the availability for up to 20 teams. Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers. Prizes were donated from Frontier Heating and Refrigeration, Mucho Si, Powder Keg, Reynolds, Pizza Hut, Margie's Car Wash, Coffee Stop, The Rush, just to name a few. Childcare will be provided for participants by the Sidney High School basketball girls. Lunch will be provided to all avid puzzlers and their children.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, Menkes disease is caused by mutations in the ATP7A gene that regulates the metabolism of copper in the body. Infants with Menkes may be born prematurely but appear healthy at birth.

Anakin receives medical care primarily in Billings. He requires extensive travel to Utah because of his seizures and Ohio for specialized copper treatments. Anakin's mother, Melissa, said, "I'd say he's spent about a quarter of his life in the hospital. The copper treatments have really saved his life. Without them I don't think he'd still be with us."

Teams may register online at eventcreate.com/e/puzzlepalooza, by scanning the QR code on event flyers, or by calling 406-433-7772. The cost is $100 for each team of up to four puzzlers. Sunrise Pregnancy Resources and Family Outreach is collecting puzzles, new or used, to be sold at the event. Donated puzzles can be brought to Sunrise Clinic during regular business hours Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

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