"Sweetness and Laughter" 2024 Celebration


Dear Friends of the MFRF,

We are excited to share with you the success of the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation’s Annual Celebration held on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Boca Raton Marriott. Over 160 people attended and the funds raised far exceeded our goals to support our mission.

Our program and video were powerful tributes to the beautiful, inspiring children and families, and spanned our mission of Genetic Screening, Nursing Education, and Research of Treatments and Cures. We announced that the dosing of the children for the Gene Therapy Clinical Trial completed all low, mid and high levels, and videos of the children showed the examples of impact.

Additionally, we were thrilled to recognize our “See The Light” honoree. Kathy Flynn, Chief Executive Officer of National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases, for her leadership of the first-ever Externally Led - Patient Focused Drug Development with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the partnership of NTSAD with MFRF. The presentation culminated with a "Fireside Chat" between Kathy and the President of MFRF, Kevin Romer.

The event was filled with many other exciting and memorable moments filled with reunions and lots of smiles.

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Enjoy the Gala pictures, video. program, and sponsor recognition!

Click here to enjoy the picture album from the event

Click here to enjoy the video presentation (Edited for posting)

Click here to enjoy the digital program from the event

We would like to thank everyone who has shared in our 26-year journey. Your unwavering support is what keeps us going, and we are extremely grateful. We hope you had a great time and will continue to support our cause in the future.

Our sincerest thanks and love from our event team!

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Lisajane & Kevin Romer
Gala Co-Chairs
Linda Meran
Gala Co-Chair
Allan Spiro
Gala Co-Chair
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