FIRST Night at the Mets (2012)
|Members receive the Spirit Award for FIRST on the field at Citifield and FIRST's message appears on the scoreboard.|
|Kylie takes an ice cream break.|
Ichthyosis Awareness Month 2012 wrapped up on a high note with 220 New York-area members joining in the fun as the New York Mets hosted the Philadelphia Phillies. The evening kicked off with the presentation of a Spirit Award to FIRST. Members on hand to receive the award were Marc, Denise, Marc Jr., and Eric B. Young Marc is affected with lamellar ichthyosis. Also present on the field to accept the award were Greg L., who is also affected with lamellar ichthyosis, and his wife, Kim. Denise B. led the charge, selling tickets to more than 100 of her friends and family members. Member Brooke S., whose daughter Kylie is affected with an unknown type of ichthyosis, also sold tickets to 80 of her friends and family members. Brooke's group even had t-shirts created for the evening. The festive purple shirts featured Friends of Kylie on them and made it very easy to spot at the game. While the home-team Mets lost their game, it was still a fantastic evening of community and awareness-raising.
|Family friend Virginia S. joins Marc and Eric cheering on the Mets.||Mr. Met stopped by for a visit.||Brooke, Kylie, Hailey, and Michael S. enjoying the evening.|
|Brooke's family members and friends show off their t-shirts.||Friends and family of Denise and Marc get together for a photo.|