The line is already long at FOODE. The downtown restaurant is giving away burgers Tuesday, March 11, in exchange for your signature.
“[W]e’re handing out free burgers in the FOODE courtyard for as long as possible to those of you willing to sign your name to a letter to the CEO of Chimerix pleading for the medicine to be released to Josh,” posted FOODE on their Facebook page.
Josh Hardy, a first grader at Fredericskburg’s Hugh Mercer Elementary School, is in the intensive care unit of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. There is a drug that could possibly help Josh, but pharmaceutical company Chimerix said their drug – Brincidofovir — is still in trial and not available to the general public.
Pharmaceutical Company Chimerix Refuses Drug for Fredericksburg Boy
FOODE, along with the Fairy Godmother Project, Olde Towne Butcher, Lyon Bakery and US Foods are teaming up to #savejosh.