April 19th turned out be a great day for baseball, friends and family. Lauren and Matt Kocher, whose son Calvin is affected with ARCI-lamellar type ichthyosis, hosted their annual FIRST Day Out at the Pittsburgh Pirates. The day consisted of a tailgate and basket raffle and then over 160 people joined the Kochers to watch the Pirates take on the Milwaukee Brewers.

In addition to the Kocher family, three other affected individuals and their families joined in the festivities. FIRST board member Tracie Pretak and her daughter Bailey, who is also affected with ARCI-lamellar, and Anthony Lecocq, joined to cheer on the Bucs.

We are so thankful to all those who attended and enjoyed a day of fun and raising awareness of ichthyosis and FIRST. The day brought over $6,000 for FIRST and its programs supporting those affected by ichthyosis and related skin types. Go Bucs!


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