Victory over Juvenile Leukemia

Fortunately, none of us here at Victory have a personal leukemia story to tell. But we certainly know of them, and therefore, how close this disease has gotten to us, while truly impacting the lives of other friends.

When presented with the opportunity to support fundraising efforts of the JMML Foundation and make a difference in the lives of youngsters affected by Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, we jumped at the chance. JMML is a rare form of leukemia which affects children generally under the age of five. The only curative treatment is a bone marrow transplant and overall survival rate is only about 60%. The JMML Foundation exists to find a cure for JMML, and to improve the quality of life of JMML patients and families through research, education, advocacy, and charity.

The great local bands The Swimmers, Audible and East Hundred are committed to the cause as well. Come on out to Johnny Brenda’s on January 29 and hoist a draft Victory beer or two, and in doing so, contribute to the cause of Victory Over Leukemia.

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The Victory Brewing Story

The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts. Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft…
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