Truck & Tractor Benefit Pull Planned for Family Coping with Rare Genetic Disease

| June 23, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – A special Truck and Tractor Benefit Pull is being held on June 29 at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Franklin for a local family facing serious medical issues.

The Graham family has a long road ahead of them after two of their children were diagnosed with the rare genetic disease, Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) which affects one in 18,000 people.

The Grahams’ infant daughter and six-year-old son were both diagnosed with the disease, which destroys the protective sheath that surrounds the brain’s neurons. ALD typically affects girls later in life, but for boys, the disease can be fatal.

However, since their son’s diagnosis was made early, a bone marrow transplant may help to delay the disease or decrease the onset of the loss of the protective sheath.

A special Truck and Tractor Benefit Pull has been set for Saturday, June 29, to raise money to support the family.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m.

The fundraiser will include over 40 raffle baskets, two lottery boards (each one guaranteed to win $50 + 150 worth of tickets), a 50/50 raffle, lots of food, and more.

General admission is $10.00. The event is free for children age six and under. Pit admission is $20.00.

The classes for the event are Antique V8 Tractors, Hot Farm Tractors, 8200 Hot Diesel, Performance Street, and Street Gas.

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