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JAR of Hope will raffle off iconic American sports car

The bake sale will be held from 7-10 p.m. Dec. 17; 1-10 p.m. Dec. 18; and noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 19, at AMF Strathmore Lanes, 1061 Route 34, Aberdeen Township.

JAR of Hope Foundation and All American Ford, Old Bridge, are raffling off a 2020 Mustang “Premium” convertible as a fundraiser for the foundation.

The $41,865 sports car can be won by purchasing a $100 raffle ticket, according to a press release from the foundation.

JAR of Hope raises funds to research a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a very rare, muscle-wasting disease with which children are born (1 in every 3,500 live births, mostly boys), according to the press release.

JAR of Hope was started by Jim and Karen Raffone in 2013 after their then-4-year-old son James was diagnosed with Duchenne.

There is no cure for the disease, but when doctors told the Raffones to “just take him home and love him,” they decided to find one. So they started a foundation to give these children a chance to become adults, according to the press release.

All American Ford is sponsoring a special raffle to raise funds for that cure. The prize is a special Mustang called a ” ’69,” honoring one of the brand’s most memorable models. Raffle tickets cost $100 each. All taxes and fees on the vehicle will be paid by JAR of Hope, according to the press release.

“This, to me, is the ultimate Mustang,” said Jason Savino, digital operations director at All American Auto Group, “in the classic, original Mustang style. And for only $100, you can drive it home on the night the winner is picked.”

“We would like everyone who enters to have a chance,” Jim Raffone said, “because we would like to show our appreciation for the people in central New Jersey who have supported our cause – to save these children. So we are going to stop the raffle after 1,000 entries.”

To purchase a raffle ticket, call Jim Raffone at 732-620-6868.

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