Friday, October 10, 2008

Irvine BMW Hosts Event to Benefit Fragile X Research

IRVINE, Calif. — Irvine BMW is hosting its Third Annual Taste of Irvine BMW event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19 at its dealership at 9881 Research Drive in Irvine. Proceeds will benefit FRAXA, a non-profit organization that raises money for scientific research for Fragile X.

“Not only will this be a fun event for the whole family, it will be a great way to help out a much deserving charity,” said Damon Shelly, owner of the Shelly Group and Irvine BMW. “A percentage of the proceeds from the event will go toward finding a cure for Fragile X, the most common inherited cause of intellectual impairment and autism.”

The festivities include live entertainment and a vintage car display. The highlight will be complimentary tasting from some of the most popular restaurants in Orange County such as Kimera Restaurant Lounge, BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, Kings Fish House, the Wine Pavilion, Donna B's Bakery, Pat & Oscar's, La Cocina De Ricardo, The Counter and TGIS Catering.

FRAXA was founded in 1994 by three parents of children with Fragile X to support scientific research aimed at finding a treatment and a cure for Fragile X. It also supports families affected by Fragile X and raises awareness of this virtually unknown disease.

As the largest BMW center on the West Coast, Irvine BMW has served Southern California for almost a decade. The dealership's helpful and knowledgeable staff, expert factory-trained technicians and one of the nation's largest selections of new and certified pre-owned BMWs have made Irvine BMW a landmark in Southern California's automotive landscape.

This event is an excellent way to educate the public about Fragile X and the need for research funding.

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