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Friday, November 1, 2019

We Will Fight Night - Round 3 - Benefiting Team “B”elieve and the Evistons

Team “B”elieve is excited to announce that on the evening of November 27, 2019 we are hosting our 3rd Annual We Will Fight Night at The Newport Syndicate.

As Brian “B” Eviston continues his courageous fight with ALS, Team “B”elieve hopes to have you back in B’s corner for Round 3!

In November 2016, Brian “B” Eviston was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. Commonly referred to as Lou Gherig’s Disease, ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that progressively destroys the nerve cells in a person’s brain and spinal cord. The disease affects a person’s ability to walk, talk, eat, and breathe and it is often terminal.

The son of Don and Dee Eviston, Brian grew up in Fort Thomas with his four siblings Jennifer (Jacob), Eddie, Malia (Jackson), and Sean. He attended Newport Central Catholic High School, where he was captain of the varsity football and basketball teams and graduated Salutatorian of the Class of ’96. Brian attended Thomas More College, where he was captain of the Saints’ football team and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2000. Brian went on to obtain his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2003 and is a licensed attorney in the State of Kentucky. At the time of his diagnosis, Brian was working as a Shareholder at the law firm of Strauss Troy Co., LPA.

Brian also volunteered for a number of years as a legal consultant to UpTech, Northern Kentucky’s business accelerator, and he was a member of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Northern Kentucky (LNK) Class of 2014. As an LNK member, Brian volunteered his time and helped raise funds to renovate Transitions’ Healthy Newborns Home in Covington and he served on a committee dedicated to help fund and facilitate the development of an adolescent treatment facility in Northern Kentucky.

Brian now lives in Cold Spring with his wife Rhonda (Keller) and their four young children.

Previous sponsorships of Team “B”elieve’s We Will Fight Night allowed Team “B”elieve to meet and exceed its financial goals. With the funds raised at the events, Team “B”elieve installed an elevator and ceiling lift in B’s home; we purchased B’s handicap accessible van; and we paid for B’s wheelchair, countless doctor’s visits, and medications. Perhaps our most exciting achievement, however, has been our contribution to ALS research.

In March of 2018, B was accepted into a stem cell research study that is being conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Brian traveled to Boston more than fifteen times in 2018 and 2019. The study just closed enrollment and we expect the results of the study to be published in 2020. We are praying that the treatment will be approved by the FDA soon thereafter. B’s participation in the study would not have been possible without your financial support. We are eternally grateful!

With your support, we’ve achieved tremendous success. So much success, in fact, that we are excited to report that we have expanded our reach.  In the past year, Team “B”elieve has helped two ALS families with equipment purchases and we recently funded a third family’s Disney vacation. At this year’s event we hope that you will continue to help us make the ALS burden lighter for more and more families.

The event is designed to be a night of fellowship and fundraising for Brian “B” Eviston and his family. It will include heavy appetizers, open bar, silent and live auctions, door raffles, split-the-pot and live entertainment.

This is an adult only event.  You must be 21 years old to attend.  Dress is casual.

If buying more than one ticket, please note the names of the other individuals in the Comments during checkout.

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