When:7:00 pm March 06
Where:Absolutely Fabulous
454 Main Street Melrose, MA 02176

Hey Everyone:

The Balboni girls will be behind the bar at Absolutely Fabulous on Tuesday March 6th at 7pm serving up drinks and raffling off awesome prizes to raise money for Christopher Joyce, his team Full Metal Jacket and their MS walk on April 1st! All proceeds of the nights tips will be donated to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is the first year the B girls will be participating in the MS walk and also, the first year of walking in honor of Chris Joyce, his late father Mr. Joyce and little brother Michael Joyce! Come and support this great cause! We hope you can make it!!!!

Why We Walk and Why We Are Raising Money:

Chris was diagnosed with MS in November of 2010. He recently decided to participate in this years Walk for MS. After the year he's had, he didn't think he could put forth the effort and walk this year. With the strength from his father and little brother he's going forward with this.

This walk was something that his little brother Michael inspired him to do last year. It took him some time to decide whether he wanted to walk this again. After last years walk he realized what support and love he had from his family and friends. His Dad trained hard behind the scenes for this walk for him. There was no way his Dad wouldn't of walked this for/with him. Just as he started this new journey of not knowing what to expect... his father passed away 8 days after the walk. He was crushed, he still is. His father, the man he looked up to for 33 years was gone. What was he to do? That's where his little brother Michael stepped in and told him that 80% of his strength came from within and all he had to do was look over his right shoulder and he'd see his little brother, his other 20%. Then not even 5 months apart from losing his Dad, his little brother suddenly passed away. Michael was everything to him. His brother... his best friend. Someone to always count on, someone who picked him up after losing their Dad. He's still trying to figure how to move forward without the 2 most influential men in his life. These 2 men were taken from his mother and him too soon! These two men supported and pushed him to the man he is today. Last year was an emotional year and I'm sure this walk will be the same. He'd like to dedicate this walk to the determination of his Dad and brother.

Please stop by our fundraiser and have a beverage, join our team Full Metal Jacket or make a donation to help us support Chris at:

Generously donated raffles at this time: (check back often, more to come FOR SURE. It's the Balboni girls mission to take this month and rally for more awesome donations.)

$100 Gift Certificate to Helaine Marie Salon
2 $50 Gift Certificates to Vinnies at Night
1 Gift Certificate to Melissa's Main Street Bistro
3 Month Gym Membership to Todays Fitness in Woburn
Signed & Authenticated Photo of Bruins Marc Savard
Photographs by Patrick Piasecki Photography
1 $50 Gift Certificate to ReKinect Salon Spa and Boutique
1 Gift Certificate to Eastern Standard Restaurant

Creating a world free of MS:

Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The symptoms of MS are different for everyone, and can be disabling -- the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.

I'm not one to ask but just as Chris and Diane can't do it alone, neither can one person in the fight against MS. We don't want to sit and wait to see what happens to him, we'd rather join his fight for a cure and never see that day. We need help helping our friend, our family.


The Balboni Girls!!!

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