13th ANNUAL BENEFIT IN MEMORY OF THOMAS POEHLMANN

Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 47.  Finally, after 6 years, he was not functional most of the time.  Tom decided to go for “Deep Brain Stimulation.”  With a much too speedy release from the hospital and one complication after another, at age 54, Tom lost his battle with this monster that invaded his body. Our family decided to turn this tragedy into something positive. We want to help others so they can escape this horror.  It also gives more purpose to someone so young going through so much. When Michael J. Fox announced that he had Parkinson’s disease, he looked like Tom.

The same symptoms were present including the expressionless face, the dyskinesia, and his story of denial. His foundation was exactly what we were praying for – “Finding the cure in our lifetime”. To make sure this disease becomes talked about is our goal. We trust this Foundation because it is a lean organization.  Our money goes directly to science. This will be our 12th benefit in memory of Tom Poehlmann on Sun April 19th, 2015. It will take place at Citizens Bank Park in McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon. With hundreds in attendance, raffle ticket sales containing hundreds of dollars in area restaurant gift certificates, a silent auction, ticket sales and straight donations (all gifts and services are donated), we have managed to raise $315,000.00 in the last twelve years.

You have been a player in this fight against this progressive degenerative disease that could affect any one of us and change our lives forever. Our goal is to be out of business and find a cure in our lifetime.God Bless you, The Poehlmann Family Tom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at age 47.  Finally, after 6 years, he was not functional most of the time.  Tom decided to go for “Deep Brain Stimulation.”  With a much too speedy release from the hospital and one complication after another, at age 54, Tom lost his battle with this monster that invaded his body. Our family decided to turn this tragedy into something positive. We want to help others so they can escape this horror.  It also gives more purpose to someone so young going through so much.

When Michael J. Fox announced that he had Parkinson’s disease, he looked like Tom. The same symptoms were present including the expressionless face, the dyskinesia, and his story of denial. His foundation was exactly what we were praying for – “Finding the cure in our lifetime”. To make sure this disease becomes talked about is our goal. We trust this Foundation because it is a lean organization.  Our money goes directly to science. This will be our 12th benefit in memory of Tom Poehlmann on Sun April 19th, 2015. It will take place at Citizens Bank Park in McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon. With hundreds in attendance, raffle ticket sales containing hundreds of dollars in area restaurant gift certificates, a silent auction, ticket sales and straight donations (all gifts and services are donated), we have managed to raise $315,000.00 in the last twelve years.You have been a player in this fight against this progressive degenerative disease that could affect any one of us and change our lives forever. Our goal is to be out of business and find a cure in our lifetime.

13th Annual MJF endorsement

God Bless you,
The Poehlmann Family