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The Missy Project Participates In Amplify Austin

Take a balloon: fill it with helium, tie a string around it, go outside, make a wish. Now let go. Imagine hundreds of balloons being released at the same time. This powerful image occurs every year at The Missy Project’s annual golf tournament. But, that is just the beginning.  

(Photo Credit: The Missy Project)

(Photo Credit: The Missy Project)

The Missy Project, founded in 1999, is dedicated to raising awareness of Brain Aneurysm Disease (B.A.D.) in children through education, outreach and early detection. The Magel family, along with help from their friends, started the non-profit in memory of their daughter, Missy, who passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm while at summer camp.

The Missy Project, together with University Medical Center Brackenridge Hospital has an Early Detection Screening Program, which offers free MRI screenings to those who qualify.  It is the only formal early detection-screening program of its kind in the country, and these early detection screenings continue to save lives every day!

With the support of family and friends,  through events like the golf tournament, The Missy Project is able to sponsor the screenings and research.  Executive Director Mary Magel appreciates the support from family and friends for the organization. The Missy Project team is coming together to rally the Austin community for support as well.

Starting on March 4, 2013, The Missy Project will participate in Amplify Austin, Austin’s first community-wide giving festival.  From 7 p.m. on March 4 until 7 p.m. on March 5, our community is challenged to raise $1 million for 330 Central Texas non-profit organizations. During this 24-hour period, The Missy Project hopes to raise the funds necessary to sponsor even more screenings and conduct more research. Take a moment to donate and save a life!

(Photo Credit: Austin Library.org)

(Photo Credit: Austin Library.org)


WHEN: March 4 at 7 p.m. through March 5 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: During the 24-hour period above, please visit Amplify Austin, and select The Missy Project. A minimum donation of $25 is requested.

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