With Ole Miss graduation now in the history books, Oxford enters one of those relatively serene times between semesters when locals can move around a little more comfortably, sans crowds. One event in Oxford again nudges into that pleasant little window to provide Oxford with an opportunity to chill, while supporting research funding in search of a cure for a rare pediatric neuromuscular disease.
The Oxford-Ole Miss Rotary Club presents its Second Annual Tunes & Tails fundraiser, set for Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Powerhouse in Oxford. For a mere $15, Oxonians get all-you-can eat crawfish and live music by the Daniel Karlish Trio, the Minor Adjustments, and Adrian Dickey. Part of the proceeds go to the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation and to the Rotary club.
“We plan this event as one that belongs to the local community,” explains Scott Thompson. “Time and again, Oxford and Lafayette County come through for organizations like ours, so we are happy that Tunes & Tails has turned out to be a family-friendly event that members of our community enjoy.”
The Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation was established by John and Laurian Scott, residents of Oxford, who lost their children Thisbe and Noah, who died before ages three and two respectively, to a pediatric neuromuscular disease. For more information about the disease, and to read the Scotts’ full story, go to www.thisbeandnoah.org. The mission of the Thisbe and Noah Scott Foundation is to promote research, awareness, and support for families with pediatric neuromuscular diseases in general and motor neuron diseases like BVVL (Brown-Vialetto-Van Laere) in specific. PBP and BVVL syndromes are categories of Pediatric Motor Neuron Diseases (MND). This group of diseases causes motor neuron degeneration (death of motor nerve cells), which causes them to stop sending signals to the muscles, and the muscles atrophy. PBP and BVVL specifically target motor neurons within the cranial nerves and the muscles that are responsible for the basic functions of life.