ZANESVILLE, Ohio- For the last 14 years, a local mom has been using her efforts to help raise awareness for Mitochondrial Disease.
Jody Thompson is the founder of “Bet on Baylee,” an organization that has impacted lives and raised funds to help those affected by Mitochondrial Disease for several years now.
“Bet on Baylee is an event that we started 14 years ago, that’s unbelievable to say that. Basically, we started out to raise awareness for Mitochondrial Disease and that is what my daughter Baylee has. This is in honor of her. Baylee is 18 now and also to raise money and give to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation,” said Thompson.
Although this Saturday will be the last year of the “Bet on Baylee” event, Thompson is anticipating a packed house of supporters to come out and help spread awareness.
“Saturday, April, 7th at the Roseville Community Center. It is from 4:00 P.M. to midnight. Ten dollars gets you in the door and that comes with food as well and we will have a silent auction and a live auction that begins at 6:00 P.M. There will also be a live auction with celebrity auctioneer Sheriff Matt Lutz, who’s done this eight years running now. Hopefully, we’ll have a packed house, and raise the roof and raise a lot of money,” said Thompson.
For more information regarding this weekends Bet on Baylee event or the organization, visit the Bet on Baylee Facebook page or contact Jody Thompson at (740) 704-2994.