Huge basket raffles, a K-9 demonstration by the Massachusetts State Police, face painting, music, balloon animals, yoga, a 50-yard dash and Jedi Knight training were among the activities at the 7th Annual Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI at the athletic fields of Framingham State University.
The event helped to raise almost $40,000 for research into osteogenesis imperfecta, or OI. Individuals diagnosed with OI can break a bone easily. OI is also known as “brittle bone disease.”
A person is born with this disorder and is affected throughout his or her life time. There is no cure.
St. Bridget School held a Dress Down Day at school called Blue Jeans For Better Bones. The kindergarten classes decorated Team Jack t-shirts, in honor of their classmate Jack Rossi, to wear at the spirit walk. All the money raised from the dress down day went to OI, said teacher Tricia Brzenk.
If you would like to make a donation to the cause visit oif.org or send a check made out to Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation or OIF to Unbreakable Spirit Walk for OI and mail it to Christine Rossi, 20 Forest Ave., Framingham, MA 01702