Purple Party #4 – Press Release

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Boredom Busters 4th Annual Purple Party

Join Boredom Busters in Boston on 10/22/16 for a benefit with live music

Boredom Busters invites you to attend a wonderful night of entertainment and fun at our fourth annual Purple Party. We are a non-profit organization that seeks to eradicate the “Boredom Epidemic” affecting pediatric patients at BU Medical Center. They fund programs that improve patient outcomes by providing comfort and opportunities to play. Boredom Busters helps improve patient outcomes. We believe that kids get better when they are having fun.

The Original Boredom Buster, Sasha Burakow, a self-described “anti-procrastinator” from Northern Virginia, started a friendship with a high-school classmate’s younger brother, Michael McCauley, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which required intense surgery and immobilization. Sasha would sit with Michael for hours, even days, on end and play video games to keep him entertained while he was forced to sit still in bed. After leaving home for college at Duke University, she started a student volunteer group to nurture neonatal babies in the Intensive Care Unit of Duke Medical Center.

Tragically, Sasha suffered a brain aneurism and passed away on December 17 th , 2003. When her fellow volunteers David Krauss & Charlie Benzyk heard of her friendship with Michael and how his parents were creating boxes of toys and games for other pediatric patients called “Boredom Busters”, they decided to bring the idea back to Duke’s campus and started a fundraiser for Sasha. Three years later, in April of 2006, the first batch of 80 Boredom Buster boxes was delivered to Duke Medical Center.

To celebrate her memory, Boredom Busters will paint the town purple with a night of fun, including live music from Nantucket based band, Perfect Day and hors d’oeuvres provided by the event’s venue, Central Wharf.

So find your brightest purple outfit and join Boredom Busters on Saturday, October 22 from 8pm to WHENEVER! at 160 Milk Street, Boston MA. Admission is $60, please click here to purchase tickets.