Thank you to everyone who joined us last Monday night at the 6th Annual Casino Night in Boston, hosted by Devin & Jason McCourty and their Tackle Sickle Cell campaign! Your thoughtful support inside the Royale helped the McCourty Twins raise $250,000 – a record total for this event!
It is hard to summarize all of the wonderful moments during the evening. We hope you enjoyed the hilarious and competitive casino games, the “priceless” raffle and live auction prizes, networking with the McCourty Twins and their Patriots teammates (plus Jaylen Brown from the Celtics!), taking “selfies” with the Super Bowl trophies, and of course, the unique presentations – highlighted by our very own Alexis and her heartwarming rendition of the Next Step original song, “Take It Home”.
Thank you to our generous event lead sponsor Rockport Mortgage Corporation! Dan Lyons and his employees have supported this annual event for the last six years, and once again, this amazing crew brought so much fun and energy to the casino tables and live auction! We would also like to thank Bluebird Bio, Eastern Bank and JCH Development for sponsoring the 2019 Casino Night in Boston. The tremendous support from our generous sponsors will help us continue to expand our community, music therapy and mentorship programs for youth living with sickle cell disease.
Sickle cell disease is the most common inherited rare genetic blood disorder, yet is lacks funding and awareness that is critically needed to properly support people impacted by it. Because of you, Next Step and Boston Medical Center will support even more youth living with sickle cell disease. We couldn’t be more grateful for each and every one of you!
A heartfelt thank you to Devin and Jason McCourty, Tackle Sickle Cell, Malka Sports, Embrace Kids Foundation and the McCourty’s New England Patriots teammates! We had a blast as always and we are so grateful for your continued support over the last six years! This annual event has helped us quadruple our free year-round programming for youth living with sickle cell disease – enabling more youth impacted by sickle cell to start asking “What’s next? instead of “Why me?”
A special thank you to Kyle Klein Photography for capturing spectacular photos of the 6th Annual Casino Night in Boston!
Thank you again for joining us last Monday night. We hope you had a wonderful time at the 6th Annual Casino Night in Boston.