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A Lynn native is hosting a Pie-a-thon to combat gastroparesis

Andrew Belliveau, who has Gastoparamesis, is seeking to gain awareness and fund-raise for a cure, shown here with whip cream on his face, he has begun a "pie-in-the-face" challenge.
Andrew Belliveau, who has Gastoparamesis, is seeking to gain awareness and fund-raise for a cure, shown here with whip cream on his face, he has begun a "pie-in-the-face" challenge. (Mark Lorenz)

LYNN – Andrew Belliveau, a Lynn native who is battling gastroparesis, will host the first GP-Pie-A-Thon on Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Gowdy Park. Festivities will include raffles and a chance to take on the challenge.

Gastroparesis literally means paralyzed stomach. It is one of the most severe and complicated gastric motility disorders. Belliveau describes the condition  as the “worst stomach bug imaginable.”

Last year the Item reported on the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge, of which was six Red Sox players took part, including pitcher David Price.

David Price's Pie Face Challenge

David Price of my hometown Boston Red Sox agreed to take the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge!! Who's the next batter up to take the challenge?!?!? Smash. Record. Challenge others. Donate to G-PACT #GPPieFaceChallenge

Posted by Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge on Saturday, January 7, 2017

 

For more information about the Pie-A-Thon, go to the Gastroparesis Pie Face Challenge Facebook page.

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