RARE Bears will be donated to children with rare diseases through the RARE Science

AURORA, Ill. – April 20, 2017– BERNINA of America, the premier manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, is pleased to announce that BERNINA Dealer, Sew This in Abita Springs, La. will host a BEAR-NINA Sew-In event on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. at the store located at 70117 Highway in Abita Springs.  The Dealer invites the community into the store to make stuffed bears that will be donated to children with rare diseases through the RARE Science program.  RARE Science is a non-profit organization that works globally with patient families and foundations to help aid in finding cures for children with rare diseases.  The event costs $10.00 and includes the bear pattern and stuffing.  Registration is required as seats are limited.  To register, call (985)898-1112 or stop by the store.
“We are excited to invite members of the community into our store to sew stuffed bears that will bring comfort to children with rare diseases and their families,” said Mona Jones, owner of Sew This. 
Sew This is an authorized BERNINA Dealer which provides top-quality service to area residents.  The Dealer offers BERNINA sewing machines, software, and accessories, and also provides a variety of sewing, embroidery and quilting classes for people of all skill levels.  For more information, visit
About RARE Science, Inc.
RARE Science, Inc. is a non- profit research organization that focuses on accelerating identification of more immediate therapeutic solutions for kids with rare disease by empowering patient families and lowering the barriers to rare disease medical research.  The RARE Bear Program is supported by the ever-growing RARE Bear Army of volunteers that span 15 countries and partners including BERNINA, The Quilt Show, Spoonflower, Mountain Mist and Simplicity that help make one of a kind bears for special one of a kind “rare” kids.  The RARE Bears are instrumental in worldwide patient community outreach enabling research for rare disease.  Each unique RARE Bear is matched to a child’s favorite hobby and colors and is identified by a unique serial number on the tag of authenticity.  For more information on RARE Science and the RARE Bear Program, visit, or contact [email protected].
Founded in Switzerland more than 100 years ago, BERNINA is the world’s premier manufacturer with a proven reputation for offering quality state-of-the-art sewing, quilting and embroidery machines, overlockers, and embroidery software.  BERNINA’s leadership is marked by an impressive number of ambassadors, industry leaders, influencers and bloggers who chose to partner with the company.  BERNINA products are sold in the United States through a network of over 400 fully trained independent dealerships that also offer support and education.  Select BERNINA and bernette machines, and BERNINA software can also be purchased online.  BERNINA products are designed for beginning to advanced sewists and priced to meet a variety of budgets, with new products being introduced every year.  You can follow BERNINA on Facebook:, Instagram: @BERNINAUSA, and Pinterest:, and read BERNINA’s WeAllSew blog at  To learn more about BERNINA and to find a Dealer, visit or call (630)978-2500.