August 2, 2010

Distance for Davis fundraiser this week in Utah!

Davis Cox is a 14 year old student from Kaysville, Utah . In March of this year, he contracted a virus, resulting in severe aplastic anemia.

Once, a healthy football and baseball player, Davis now experiences life-threatening symptoms ranging from retinal and nose and gum bleeds, to fevers, severe bacterial infections, and a depleted immune system.

Affecting only three in one million Americans each year, aplastic anemia is a disease of the bone marrow. The marrow stops making enough red and white blood cells and platelets to sustain the body. This means that people with this disease are at risk for life threatening infections and bleeding.

Since April 2010, Davis has undergone more than 30 blood and platelet transfusions, numerous tests, and long hospital stays.  In June, a severe and life-threatening fungal infection invaded Davis’ sinus’ and he underwent 5 surgeries in 7 days to remove the diseased tissue and bone.

And now, this week at Davis High School in Kaysville, Utah, there is a fundraiser to help raise money for Davis’ family, and to help raise awareness of this life threatening disease.

Fundraising Events Include:

August 6th

Nitro Circus Special Screening – See the 2009 hit Nitro Circus release, "Country Fried", plus highlights from the recently completed Nitro Circus Livetour in Australia. Special discounts will be available at the screening on Nitro Circus t-shirts, hats, and DVDs! $5 admission! Don't miss it!

Dance for Davis - 8:30-11:00pm in the DHS Commons

Watch for special Text Messages for chances to win door prizes!

August 7th

5k Fun Run – Registration starts at 7am Race begins at 8am - $20 pre-register.  Click here to Register
  • KJH is waiving TWO U's along with the fees AND a graded run in PE.
  • FJH is waiving TWO U's along with the fees AND a graded run in PE.
  • DHS is waiving ONE U and the fee for signing up for the fun run.
  • Please visit the Citizenship Makeup page to learn about more ways you can work off your citizenship grades!

Utah Blaze Football Camp  – Registration starts at 8am and Camp begins at 9am.$25 Click here to Register

Silent Auction/Raffle – Jazz tickets, UofU Season Passes, Hunting Packages, Spa Packages and more. Doors open at 8:30am  DHS Commons

Fun Inflatables - for the kids to play on!

Blood Drive – 9am-3pm DHS Lunch Room

DJ Osborn from Miller Motor Sports Park is doing Motorcycle Stunts three times during the day. Check back for exact times.

Food Vendors, Car Show, Safety Check with UHP, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT and MORE!

If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, and you happen to be in Utah, please check out this event! It’s super family friendly, and all proceeds will go directly to benefit Davis Cox.

To learn more about Davis and his condition, or to make a donation, please visit: