Island Community Rolls Up
BIG Support for KS
This holiday season, the people of
Marco Island, Florida – young and
old – are living the ethos “it’s
better to give than to
More than 300 residents pedaled in a
bicycle poker run called the Tour de
Taverns on Dec. 4, raising $34,000
for IDefine. Meanwhile, high school
students at the Marco Island Academy
partnered with a local restaurant to
raise another $900, adding to the
$1,600 they had already raised
selling baked goods and Kleefstra
Syndrome awareness bracelets.
Residents of the small barrier
island in the Gulf of Mexico about
20 miles south of Naples were made
aware of Kleefstra Syndrome by Marie
Lynn and Ray McChesney, the
grandparents of 4-year-old Wynne
Lockwood, who has KS.
Marie Lynn and Ray retired to Marco
Island 18 years ago and have spent
much of their time volunteering for
numerous organizations and causes.
When Marie Lynn approached Tour de
Taverns organizer Jimmy Boylan about
doing the event to benefit Wynne and
IDefine, he was all for it.....