For Immediate Release
(Cherry Hill, NJ) - There are over 80,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list – and many people wait more than 5 years for a kidney from a deceased donor. The waiting list has doubled in size over the past 10 years - and it continues to grow. On January 25, 2015, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing will be holding an event to commemorate the 9 year anniversary of close brewery friend, Seth Dolled’s, living donation to his mother, Sharon. Proceeds from the event, will go towards the Living Kidney Donors Network & The Gift of Life Donor House, both are not-for-profit organizations whose primary mission is to educate people who need a living transplant about the living donation process and to prepare them to effectively communicate their need to family members and friends.
Sharon Dolled was diagnosed with kidney disease in 1997 and was soon forced to choose between dialysis and a transplant. The prospect of going for dialysis three times a week seemed too “life altering,” she said. “I wanted to go back to work and function normally,” she said. When Seth Dolled, who at the time was 23 years old discovered he was the closest match, his reaction was immediate. He underwent the physical and psychological testing needed to ensure he was fit to be living donor.
Nine years later, both Sharon and Seth are both doing fabulous, and as Forgotten Boardwalk seeks to continue its awareness as part of its own Don’t Be Naughty charity organization, this one holds dear to the hearts of the company. Owner Jamie Queli states, “When I first realized I wanted to start my own business, I knew that I would have a platform to raise awareness. When I saw that the nine year anniversary of Seth’s living kidney donation was on the horizon, I knew I could finally be able to give back in my own way to the amazing feat of what Seth did for his mother, by helping to develop public awareness to promote a better understanding about living kidney donation, the gift of love and life.”
Forgotten Boardwalk is no stranger to charity events, having held multiple food drives, including one prior to receiving its state license to operate as a brewery, including a coat drive, donations to Sustainable Cherry Hill, a non-profit organization that fosters the global sustainability movement at a local level, as well as donating profits from the two Skeeball machines in the brewery tasting room to the Pink Boots Society as well as The Food Bank of South Jersey. This event will be no different, and will feature a special beer brewed for the event, called The Spice of Life which is an IPA brewed with Amarillo hops and features a locally sourced habanero honey. Patrons are encouraged to arrive and help celebrate the 9 year anniversary of mother and son.
January 25th 12pm – 6pm
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company
1940 Olney Ave, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003