2017 P4KR Derby Day Gala
5:00 PM17:00

2017 P4KR Derby Day Gala

Purchase tickets online here!

The community is invited to help support the awareness and research of Krabbe’s Disease by purchasing tickets online to the 2017 Derby Day Gala.  Tickets are $65 and include live music, dinner and an open bar. There will be many activities throughout the night to help fundraising efforts, such as a silent auction and raffles. Thank you for your support of this gala fundraiser which will help to save the lives of children like Gina and Nick Rugari who are born with Krabbe’s Disease.

Buy your tickets now! Ticket sales end May 2. No tickets will be sold at the door. You can also purchase tickets by mailing a check for $65, payable to P4KR, to:

PO BOX 42197
Cincinnati, Ohio 45242

All ticket sales via mail must be postmarked by April 28. Please include contact information, including an email address and telephone number so we can track your ticket purchase and include your name on the guest list.

Can't attend the Derby Day Gala but still want to contribute? Click the button to donate to P4KR.

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors for their support of the P4KR Derby Day Gala!

If you are interested in volunteering at this event, please contact Anne Rugari at partners4krabberesearch@gmail.com.

Click through the slideshow to view photos of past Derby Day Galas!

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P4KR Christmas Tree Fundraiser
to Dec 23

P4KR Christmas Tree Fundraiser

  • The Gertz Garden Center (map)
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Visit this Facebook page for more information about this event!

Over the past several years, Partners For Krabbe Research has partnered with Boreal Products during the holiday season to raise money for Krabbe research. Once again we are partnering this 2015 season. A portion of the proceeds on all trees, garland, and wreaths purchased from the ongoing seasonal event will benefit the P4KR foundation.

This year the event will run from November 27 through December 23rd. Anything purchased during this time, either online or at the Christmas tree lot, will benefit the foundation.


The Gertz Garden Center
100 Williams Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215

The tree lot is open every day.

Monday-Friday: noon to 8pm
Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: noon to 8pm

If ordering online, you will receive a receipt to pick up your item at the lot.

If going to the lot, just mention P4KR and that you are supporting our cause.

Visit this Facebook page for more information about this event!

Order online at: www.borealproducts.com/christmas-tree/p4kr-cincinnati-ohio/

Thank you for your support and have a wonderful holiday season!

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 P4KR’s 4th Annual Derby For a Cure Fundraiser
4:00 PM16:00

P4KR’s 4th Annual Derby For a Cure Fundraiser

Join us on Saturday, May 2 for the P4KR Fourth Annual Derby for a Cure Fundraiser.

2015 marks the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, and this year’s Derby Day Party hosted by Anne Rugari for Partners for Krabbe Research (P4KR) is going to be bigger and better!

We are happy to announce that due to the popularity of this event, it has been moved to a bigger venue to host more people.  This year, it is being held at the Loveland Moose Lodge in Loveland, Ohio.

The doors open at 4:00 p.m. for this fun day of Derby activities featuring the bandLove Train.  Come dressed in your best Derby attire and be ready to walk the Red Carpet through Millionaire’s Row for the best hat and overall outfit. A BBQ Buffet will be provided from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with Love Train taking the stage after the Derby Race and the best outfit judging conclude.  There will be fun activities throughout the day to help raise money for P4KR, including Split the Pot and a chance to win a wheelbarrow full of wine!  There will also be great items on the Silent Auction table.  Each person will get 2 free drink tickets with their ticket purchase, and there will be a cash bar available for Mint Juleps, Wine, and Beer.


Saturday, May 2, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


The Loveland Moose Lodge
227 E. Loveland Ave
Loveland, Ohio 45130

Activities to look forward to

  • 2 Free Drink Tickets per person
  • BBQ Buffet
  • Cash Bar with Mint Juleps, Wine, and Beer
  • Millionaires Row Derby Day Outfit Judging
  • Silent Auction Table
  • Raffles for “Wheelbarrow O’ Wine” and “Scratch-Off Lottery Tree”
  • Split The Pot
  • Derby Race Wagering
  • Music by Love Train!
  • Dancing!
  • Did we mention Mint Juleps?
  • Hanging and Dancing with Friends
  • Helping Raise Money for a Great Cause

Anne and Gina Rugari

Gina Rugari is the beautiful daughter of Anne and is now thriving at age 15 due to her early diagnosis and the radical transplant intervention as a newborn. Anne Rugari and her family have been affected by Krabbe Disease for 29 years, since the birth of her son, Nick, who passed away at a year old.  Anne shares Nick and Gina’s journey in hopes to raise awareness and to support researchers to find a cure for Krabbe. Anne has one living son, Phil, who was born without the disease. To learn more about Anne and Gina’s journey, visit their Facebook page.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser
6:30 PM18:30

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser

Come out to the Kenwood Buffalo Wild Wings on January 14th to support Partners for Krabbe Research (P4KR). 10% of your food bill will go directly to the foundation. Let your server know when you order your food or pay your bill that you would like your receipt to benefit the foundation. Thank you for your support.

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3rd Annual Derby Funraiser for P4KR
4:00 PM16:00

3rd Annual Derby Funraiser for P4KR

  • 927 Murle Lane Loveland, OH, 45140 United States (map)
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3rd Annual Derby Funraiser for P4KR
When: Saturday, May 3 at 4 p.m. EST
Where: 927 Murle Lane, Loveland, OH

The Running for the Roses Derby party event is here! Reserve your spot for our third annual Derby Party Funraiser for P4KR.

This event offers lots of excitement and we are once again looking forward to seeing everyone!

The actual race is the best two minutes in sports and starts around 6pm. Come early to mingle, drink, bet on the race and participate in the split the pot raffle. There will be a hat contest and best derby outfit for the guys and girls, and this year we will have a best Derby appetizer/dessert contest.

What you need to know:

  • $25 donation per person to P4KR includes entry, two drink tickets for our wonderful Mint Juleps, plus live music entertainment featuring the Mike Duncan Band from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • You can pay in advance here. You will be prompted to include “special instructions”, so please comment that your payment is for the Derby Party Event.
  • We are offering a prize in the form of a gift card for the best Derby Appetizer/Dessert. Please bring something special to eat and share with other guests.
  • The wine pouring stations will be setup so bring your glass and a bottle of wine or your beverage of choice for everyone’s enjoyment. We will have additional Mint Julep tickets available for purchase.
  • There will be a table set up to place bets on the Derby. Good Luck with picking your favorite horse!
  • Our fun contests will be judged after the race and prizes awarded at this time. This is a great opportunity for some awesome photo shots!
  • The event this year is co-hosted by a wonderful committee of Hal T, Julie W, Chris H, Mark S, and Frank K. We are all so excited to have this event once again at Bob’s wonderful home!

Click here to view and join the Facebook event!

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