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Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause


Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause

You’re invited to an Applebee’s® Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support the Mary Therese Rose Fund. On Sunday, April 7th, beginning at 8 a.m., at Applebee’s on Route 17 in Paramus, we will be hosting our second annual Flapjack Fundraiser for the Mary Therese Rose Fund.

The cost is $10 per ticket. Proceeds will benefit the Mary Therese Rose Fund, and serve to offset the expenses of our upcoming 5K at Darlington Park, Ramsey, on Saturday, May 11th. In conjunction with the 5K, we will also be sponsoring a Vendor’s Fair. In case you didn’t notice, the next day is Mother’s day.

For those runners ambitious enough, the Flapjack Breakfast is a great way to carbo load for the 5K. Join us for a morning of great food and great people. Please do not hesitate to contact either Jack Crilly at 201-394-5940 or Tara DuHaime at 973-703-4001 for further details.

Meal includes: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage (coffee, juice, soda or tea.) Please contact organization to purchase a ticket. Ticket valid for pancake event only. Applebee’s® menu items are not included as part of purchase.

Mary Therese Rose Crilly was born in 1998 with Joubert Syndrome a rare genetic disorder which left her profoundly disabled. Though physically limited, Mary’s limitless love and courage inspired those closest to her to establish a fund in her name to benefit special needs children
being treated out of the Kireker Center for Child Development. The Fund provides needed therapies and equipment that are so often denied by insurance companies because of lifetime insurance benefit limits or simple denial of reasonable claims.

Each year The Mary Therese Rose Fund helps families pay for needed equipment like orthotics, braces, and standers. It also funds activities such as horseback riding that are therapeutic and brighten the lives of these special kids. It is the goal of The Mary Therese Rose Fund to help
these special children reclaim some of the simple joys of childhood denied them by their

disabilities. Though Mary passed away in 2003 her brief life was filled with joy. In gratitude, and to honor her memory, supporters of the Mary Therese Rose Fund continue to work so that other special children can experience some of childhood’s simple joys as Mary did. For more information on the Mary Therese Rose Fund, go to

Your tax deductible contribution benefits local special needs kids through The Mary Therese Rose Fund. Reserve your tickets for this special event by calling Jack Crilly at 201-394-5940 or e-mailing or Tara DuHaime at 973-703-4001 for further details.

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