About PJ Party Book Event

Join Lauren Vena for a PJ Party with Mom on December 15 at 7:00 PM EST - Featuring Storytelling, Prizes, Music and More!

A fabulous story and virtual event to support the Band of Parents, this PJ Party is free of charge.  However, you can purchase a copy of Lauren's new book My Mom.... The Best Mom Ever at www.laurenvena.com/band-of-parentsLauren Vena will be generously donating 20% of book sales to the Band of Parents. After you register, you will receive a link to participate via Zoom.


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Starts at:  December 15, 2020 6:00 PM
Ends at:  December 15, 2020 7:00 PM


Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/98062420366?pwd=ekY0ZjdDbVYxNytJUjZqd2dhalhTdz09


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About Lauren Vena

Lauren Vena is an Author and has been a professional Makeup Artist for 20 years, but she's proudest to say she is a Wife & Mother. 

Sometimes managing everyday life, work, trying to keep up with a social life, (and let’s not forget her 2 fur babies!) makes moms think, "are we doing the best?"

When she doubts herself, she likes to put a little comedy behind the situation. After all, laughter is the best medicine. She hopes you enjoy this book—that it makes you smile and laugh, while realizing the true meaning behind it—that no matter what, our kids love us just as we are! 

It’s for ages 1-100 :)

How Your Support Makes a Difference

With your support, we can find a cure for neuroblastoma, while reducing the highly toxic nature of treatment. One day, we hope antibodies will replace chemotherapy.

Band of Parents is the top independent backer of neuroblastoma research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Our mission is to seek projects that have already been examined in the lab and are in need of assistance to rapidly move into a patient population. In the 1980s, fewer than 5% of children diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma survived. Although today, most major medical centers like MSKCC have over a 50% survival rate, far too many children are still dying of this disease. The sad fact is that due to the high cost of research and the small number of children diagnosed annually, pediatric cancer is severely underfunded by both the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s funding goes to fight pediatric cancer. We support our members through their children’s battle with neuroblastoma. Together, we are Bound by Hope that a cure is out there. We will continue this fight until not a single child is lost to this disease.

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