FAU football coach Charlie Partridge will attend the Combat Challenge on Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to noon, in an effort to bring awareness to Niko Peros and Fanconi Anemia (FA), a rare blood disorder.
Partridge and members of the FAU football team will visit the Team Combat Challenge at the Coral Springs Fire Academy (4180 NW 120th Ave.)
The challenge is open to registrants, or five-person teams who will compete throughout the day in an effort to raise funds for Peros who was diagnosed with FA on July 26, 2012 at 2 months of age.
FA is an autosomal recessive blood disorder which leads to bone marrow failure, leukemia, and /or solid tumors at an early age. Only about one in 350,000 people have FA. Paros’ type is one of the rarest, one in 10 million, and deadliest of all 16 know types of FA. This form strikes at an earlier age and at an inordinately higher rate than the rest of the FA population.
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