STAFF REPORTS

The second annual Cars and Cures Car Show and Family Fun Day will take place on Sept. 28 at Mill Creek Automotive and Mill Creek Brewery.

The event will support Project Alive, a non-profit organization with the goal of curing Hunter syndrome. Last year, the event raised more than $13,000 for Project Alive.

Hunter Syndrome is also known as MPS II, where chains of sugar molecules used to build connective tissues in the body, resulting in serious complications and is often fatal to children.

Cars and Cures will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include a car show, musical performances, food trucks, games, bounce houses, a car wash and and “Fill The Trunk” of a classic DeLorean to help Project Alive reach its goal and cure Hunter syndrome.

Case Hogan and Cole Stephens, who both live with Hunter syndrome, and their families will also be at the event.

Cars, trucks and motorcycle collectors are invited to join the car show where prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice, Top 10 and specialty awards, including an award from the Project Alive boys. Registration for the car show is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a $20 fee per vehicle and award ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Featured food trucks include Cousin’s Lobster, Dawg Days, Meadow’s Melts, and the Peach Cobbler Factory. Musical performances include The William Blake Band, Tiffany Williams, Tarryn Smith, Jenna LaMaster and Brett Sheroky. Mill Creek Brewery will also donate $1 from every beer sold after noon to Project Alive.

According to a news release, Project Alive was formed by parents from across the country whose sons were diagnosed with Hunter syndrome. 

The organization is funding the development of a gene therapy drug researchers believe could cure the disease. Researchers are finishing safety studies needed to begin the drug trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 

Project Alive also recently announced a partnership with Backpack Health to advance research and treatments for Hunter syndrome by utilizing patient reported data. 

The event is located at 2017 Johnson Industrial Boulevard in Nolensville. 

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