VIDEO: Alki throng joins Jill and Eddie Vedder at ‘Plunge for Patterson’ on behalf of EB research, awareness

Not a bad Sunday morning for a swim in the Sound – 50-degree water, 50-degree air, and an infinite degree of generosity from those who took the plunge. This happened to be – as previewed here last weekend – the “Plunge for Patterson,” on behalf of a local boy living with EB, organized by his friends Jill and Eddie Vedder:

As explained in the event announcement, this is “part of a national campaign to raise money to treat and cure Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a family of painful and life-threatening rare genetic disorders that affect the body’s largest organ: the skin. The Vedders serve as global fundraisers and ambassadors sharing the mission of curing and treating EB with the world,” as co-founders of the EB Research Partnership, which Jill Vedder chairs. This morning she thanked the crowd, and Patterson had a few words too:

Then it was time to plunge:

EBRP’s goal is to cure EB by 2030. The Vedders co-founded the nonprofit in 2010.

Even if you weren’t at Alki to plunge this morning, you can support the cause by donating here.

7 Replies to "VIDEO: Alki throng joins Jill and Eddie Vedder at 'Plunge for Patterson' on behalf of EB research, awareness"

  • JI April 21, 2024 (2:54 pm)

    Patterson, what a great inspiration you are! Thank you, Jill & Eddie. 

  • Nicole V April 21, 2024 (4:14 pm)

    Important cause, beautiful community, and Patterson for President! For more info:

  • Tim April 22, 2024 (9:13 am)

    Thanks Eddie!

  • Therese April 22, 2024 (9:54 am)

    Thank you Eddie & Jill for your generosity on so many levels. Your music is inspiring as well as your actions. 

  • Jack April 22, 2024 (9:56 am)

    Strong work Jill! U earned your crowd. Great idea for a very worthy cause!!

  • Elton April 22, 2024 (10:45 am)

    So wonderful to see Eddie (and Jill!) engaged with the community on a great cause. And Patterson is certainly an amazing young person!

  • Richard April 23, 2024 (6:28 am)

    This is great!  Nice to see support for this kind of medical research.

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