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If you are thinking about going to Hersheypark, PA anytime this spring or summer, now is the time to order your discount HersheyPark Tickets for 2011, and support a great cause: Families of SMA.

Deadline for 2011 Season March 28th, 2011.

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You can learn more about the disease on their website. 

Here is the link to learn more about Hersheypark.

According to their website, SMA is the number one genetic keller of children under the age of 2.  SMA is an inherited and often fatal disease that destroys the nerves controlling voluntary muscle movement, which affects crawling, walking, head and neck control, and even swallowing.  Two new-born children are affected each day in the United States, approximately 1 in 6,000 live births.  One in every 40 people carries the gene that causes SMA, which means there are more than seven million carriers in the United States alone.  Currently there is no treatment or cure. 

This is yet another case of families turning tragedy into triumph.  My cousin Johnny has friends who lost their child to this disease.  They work tirelessly to find a cure so no other families have to endure the hardship of a disease that affects approximately 1 in 6000 babies each year.  I first got involved many years ago by attending their annual Crab Feast/Silent Auction.  The Chesapeake Chapter also hosts a golf tournament each year.

If you are considering going to the park, we would sure appreciate you buying your tickets through the Families of SMA.  You will get discount Hersheypark Tickets that can be used anytime in the 2011 season, you will save money and just may save a life!  See below for the order form.

Here's some pictures from our 2010 trip to Hershey, thanks to our discount Hershey Park Tickets 2010 through Families of SMA.  As you can see we had a great time, even with the rain!!


 Family HersheyparkBilly and Syd Hershey2010 signroller coaster 2mom syd roller coasterroller coasterupside down roller coasterSyd the factory worker

If you would prefer, I can email you the form directly, just call me at 410-960-2061 or shoot me an email at

 Dear Families of SMA Supporter,

            Are you planning on going to Hersheypark this summer?  If so, consider purchasing tickets through Families of SMA at a discount.  For every 10 tickets we sell we get 1 free which we will in turn auction off at our Annual Silent Auction and raise money for Families of SMA.  You will receive up to a $24.00 discount on each ticket when purchased through Families of SMA.  If you are interested please fill out the form below with your check made payable to Families of SMA, postmarked by March 28, 2011.  Mail your order form to:  Beverly Venedam, 4 Griffin Court, New Freedom,  PA  17349.  If you have any questions please call me at 717-235-7947.  Thank you for your interest and support.

*** NOTE ***  Write in line below where you originally received this email from so I know how  you were referred to us:

Read Blog from Bridget McGee (Katie and Johnny Nolan's cousin)

Beverly Venedam

Vice President, Families of SMA

Chesapeake Chapter


 Name  __________________________                                 Phone #  _______________

Address  ________________________                                 Email  _________________




____    Adult Regular Admission Tickets(ages 9-54)  @  $29.50               =      _______

            (Regular price $53.95, discount of $24.45)

____    Junior/Senior Admission Tickets(ages 3-8 & 55-69)  @  $25.00   =      _______

            (Regular price $32.95, discount of $7.95)

____    Senior Plus Admission Tickets(ages 70+)  @  $20.50                     =      _______

            (Regular price $21.95, discount of $1.45)



____    Total Number of Tickets                                                                 Total  $  ______


Warm Regards,

Bridget McGee  Maryland Mortgage Mama  NMLS# 196068  SWBC Mortgage.   410-960-2061 EHO or


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Comment balloon 3 commentsBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • February 26 2011 01:31PM


I love Hershey Park Bridget, It use to be one of my favorite places to visit with my children. I gained weight just by the smell of chocolate in the parking lot. Great Place, and a good way to get discounted tickets.

Posted by Maria Couto, Realtor with "Results That "MOVE" You' (RE/MAX Premier) over 9 years ago

Bridget--looks like your family had a great day in Hershey last summer.  I will remember the tickets through SMA if I know anyone who plans to attend in 2011.  My daughter & family are hoping to go to Disney World this fall so I doubt they will go to Hershey this year.

Nice to see you again.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 9 years ago

hi bridget, i am planning on going to hershey park in august and i will definitely be in contact with you for the tickets.    this is our 1st time going there and we hope to have a good time.

Posted by isreal gilbert almost 9 years ago