On the outside, Michael Capone looks like any other “normal” teenager. Michael loves sports and video games and hanging out with his friends. However, appearances can be deceiving. What is not apparent when looking at Michael is that he has a rare disease known as Fanconi Anemia (FA).

According to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund, “Fanconi anemia is an inherited disease that can lead to bone marrow failure and cancer. Though considered primarily a blood disease, FA may affect all systems of the body. It is a complex and chronic disorder that is psychologically demanding. FA is also a cancer-prone disease, affecting patients decades earlier than the general population.” It is not common for an FA patient to live much past their 30s.

Last year, Michael’s family, through their Michael’s Army organization, raised over $40,000 for the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. This year’s event is shaping up to be even bigger and better so they can hopefully raise even more money for FA research.

Join Michael’s Army on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 3PM to 7PM at King’s Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, DE. This year’s event will feature great food, live music, silent auctions, raffles, and plenty of other entertainment. Entertainment is being provided by Holly Lane & John Flynn Entertainment and the event will have heavy hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar.  A few auction prizes include Rehoboth food tour tickets donated by Eating Rehoboth Walking Food Tours and a wine dinner for 8 donated by local chef Paul Cullen.

Those interested in attending the event can learn more and purchase tickets online here: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/686149/ We hope you can make it out to support this local family as they strive to raise money for FA research.