About Our Auction
The purpose of the Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation (OPTN) auction is to raise funds for science, research, nursing care and family support for children who suffer from Batten Disease. This disorder is a rare fatal neurodegenerative brain disease.
Due to the uncertainty of the pandemic Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation will only be hosting a on-line auction. Please look at open date is Monday April 4, 2022 and close date is Friday April 15, 2022 at 5PM We are hosting a INDOOR MAZE to the Egg Hunt and Easter Bunny on Saturday April 16, 2022. Winners can pick up baskets and items at the event on Saturday April 16. This will be the only auction. We will not be hosting a raffle this year.
Please consider biding on our auction items below or making a direct donation toward our charity. Most of the items up for bid have more than one photo. Any questions on the descriptions of the items please contact Heather Dainiak @ email@example.com
We greatly appreciate your support!
Auction is OPEN April 5, 2022 at 5PM and Closes April 15 at 5:00PM
About Our Promise To Nicholas Foundation
Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation is named after Nicholas Dainiak of Bedford, New Hampshire. OPTN was established in 2009 as a non profit charitable foundation. At age five, Nicholas was diagnosed with a rare genetic brain disorder called Batten Disease. This disease affects an estimated two to four children out of 100,000 born in the United States. Batten Disease causes seizures, blindness, dementia, immobility and eventually requires twenty-four-hour care. The cruel part of this disease is that these children are vibrant and healthy until it takes its course around the age of four. Eventually Batten takes over the brain, causing the child to die between the ages of eight and twelve.
Sadly, Nicholas lost his battle to Batten on May 9, 2014, on his 11th birthday. In keeping our promise to Nicholas, we continue to work toward a cure for this childhood disease.
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