If you haven’t been downtown recently, you’ve been missing out on some much-needed holiday cheer. Last year saw businesses in and around Park Central Square take part in the first Holiday Window Challenge, dressing up storefront windows with Christmas displays and competing for the public’s votes, all in aid of Team A.N.A. 417. This year, the challenge is on once again, and you can head downtown to see how some of your favorite businesses are getting festive.
What is Team A.N.A. 417?
Founded by Jennifer Miller, who was one of last year’s 10 Most Beautiful Women, Team A.N.A. 417 raises money for acoustic neuroma research. Acoustic neuroma is a rare type of tumor that develops in the inner ear, causing hearing, balance problems, numbness and a variety of potential complications. Miller underwent surgery to remove a benign brain tumor at just 21, and after going through a lengthy and difficult recovery, founded the nonprofit to help others in her community.