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3rd Annual Celebrate Wayne & Conquer SADS Benefit
In memory of Wayne Sawyer, loving father, devoted husband, son, brother & friend

Donations as of October 07, 2015:

$15,488.00 Raised Offline
$2,212.25 Raised Online
$17,700.25 Total Raised

3rd Annual Celebrate Wayne & Conquer SADS Benefit

On September 29, 2009 I unexpectedly lost my husband and my daughter lost her father exactly 1 month after her 3rd birthday. We soon learned that Wayne Sawyer had an undiagnosed genetic heart condition called Long QT Syndrome. We also learned that our daughter, niece and other family members have the condition as well. And ..... we learned that Wayne's death was preventable.

On June 1, 2012, we are holding the 3rd Annual Celebrate Wayne & Conquer SADS (Sudden Arrythmia Death Syndromes) memorial benefit at Smith's Olde Bar in Midtown Atlanta. This event will raise funds for the SADS Foundation by sponsoring our designated climber in the 2012 Climb to Conquer SADS fundraiser at Mt. Ranier. Last year our climber & team captain, Brian Hoots, reached the summit with 2 flags honoring Wayne and shared his story before returning to base camp.  This year, our close friend, Mark Prosser, will be joining Brian in the trek up the mountain.

Over the past two years, we have raised over $22,000 that has been employed for critical needs such as: 

* Providing Family Support to assist patients and their families in making informed medical decisions and living with the challenges of these conditions
* Increasing General Awareness of Warning Signs to recognize and prevent heart rhythm abnormalities
* Educating Health Care Professionals in early diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm abnormalities
* Serving as Advocates to increase arrhythmia research and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

We look to fuel those vital efforts again this year, in addition to raising greater awareness, and we need YOUR help.

Our event is a celebration of Life and will include live music from Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons, Bloodkin and Col. Bruce Hampton.  We will again host an impressive silent auction and raffle.  For ticket information, please email:

Whether you are able to attend in person or just want to support this very important cause with a donation, we are so very grateful to have your help. Several thousand young people die unnecessarily each year from SADS in the United States, and education is the answer.

Working together we WILL SAVE LIVES.


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Donna Toulme
Anita Maples
Chanda McKoon
Memory and Paul Calame
Dorothy Gressette
Charles Sperry
Laura Thomas
John and Jennifer Wilson
Caroline Armstrong
Jayne Clamp
Brad Fralin
Cameron and Chip Loomis Love to you & Lily! So happy the event was a success.
Amanda Blank
John Pennington
Gary and Jimmie Kay Sawyer
Jeanie Thomas
Lynn Carvalho
James Black
Mike Dunbar
Stephanie Ross
Beth Fink
Kate Greenberg
Martha and Andrew Lee
Kelly and Alan Schwartz
Wilson and Caron Gordon
Matt and Courtney Redmond
Lydia and Braxton McMurphy
Dave and Marilyn Mitchell
Shannon Kiss
Mark Prosser
Matt and Tara Strickland
Big Tex Decatur
Team Sprowls muah!
Matthew Wilson
Tate and Shaw Garrison
Kali Wilson
Janitra Minor you touched alot of ppl.May your memory live on!!!
BillyMac Wish I could have been there!!
Anonymous We can all help prevent SCA
Lauren Rock How I wish I could have been at the event! Love!
Jeff Coriell
Clare Huge congratulations on such an amazing event :)
Matt & Maura Lang Inspiration, Move Me Brightly. Thanks, Shannon. xo
spike love and light
Aisha Temple Blessed to be apart of this prayer with all y'all
Anonymous God Bless!!!!!!
Wesley Lackey
Joe Kempler and Ellen Miller

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