Posing in front of their Scott Remington Spinal Cord Research charity’s banner at their 2013 fundraiser in Brant Lake, are: Scott Remington (front) joined by (rear, left to right): his son John, Scott’s sister Renee Smith, daughter Jenna, and mother Gert. Photo provided
Tickets are now on sale for the annual fundraiser to raise money for research into a cure for spinal cord injuries — a mission of Scott Remington and family. The event is to be held Saturday March 29 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Jimbo’s Club in Brant Lake.
Contact Scott Remington at 494-7740 for tickets. All sales are advance tickets only.
The sit-down event includes pasta dinner, music by Totally Tuned D.J, and raffles through the evening. A total of 300 tickets at will be sold for $30 each.
Tickets for prize drawings are available for $20 each. The first prize this year is an all-inclusive six-night vacation in Cancun or a cruise for two people — both provided in part by Liberty Travel; various items of Adirondack rustic furniture by Abraham’s Woodworks and C.R.S. Rustics; a recliner by Kuglers Red Barn; a shotgun provided by McMillen Construction; and a chainsaw donated by S.L. Bureau.
All proceeds go to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to bankroll research into cures for spinal cord injuries.
Scheduled as guest speaker for the event is Karah Lajeunesse, a physical therapist at Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady.
More than $460,000 has been raised over the past 14 years that Scott — who was injured in 1999 in a logging accident — and his family have hosted this benefit.
“We appreciate all the people who have for years attended and contributed towards this worthy effort, keeping this benefit going strong,” he said. “Area businesses also have been quite generous.”
Remington added that he had no idea when he first established this fundraiser that it would persist for so many years.
“People have been tremendous,” he said, noting that everyone’s generosity is contributing to progress in new therapies and that human trials are now underway for a cure.
“A cure is on the horizon,” Remington said.
To donate raffle items, call Renee Smith at 494-7255 or Scott Remington at 494-7740 and they will gladly arrange pick-up. All raffle items need to be picked up by mid-March.
Contributions in the form of a check are also welcome. They can be made out to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and sent to Scott Remington Family & Friends, 461 Pease Hill Rd., Brant Lake, NY 12815.