Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for the Gillespie Children

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IMG_3451_fixedLocation: Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12 West 34th Place, Steger, Illinois 60475 (Map)
Date: Sunday, March 8th, 12—4pm.

Four of eight of Pastor Gillespie’s children have Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC). The proceeds from this event will help pay for the overwhelming costs of the needed medications and frequent hospital visits.

Dinner includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, desert, coffee or lemonade.

The South Lake chapter of Thrivent Financial will match with $1 for every $4 raised, up to $1600.

For more information, contact the church office: (219) 865-1137 or [email protected]

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Learn more about the Gillespie’s diagnosis with TSC here.

Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in vital organs, including the brain, eyes, skin, liver, lungs, heart and kidneys. It is also the leading genetic cause of both autism and epilepsy. TSC affects about 50,000 in the United States and more than 1 million worldwide. Currently, there is no cure. Since 2010, there have been two FDA-approved treatments to shrink tumors in the brain and kidneys of those with TSC, and promising research continues for additional therapies to improve the quality of daily life for every individual with TSC.

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