Fort Myers Brewing Company releases a limited-edition Pilsner to benefit boy battling cancer
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Floridant -- Fort Myers Brewing Company is introducing Adyn Strong, a new light and refreshing German Pilsner brewed for a special cause.

"Fort Myers Brewing fans likely remember our friend Adyn Pickett, the Cape Coral boy who is fighting leukemia," said Jen Whyte, co-owner of Fort Myers Brewing Company. "Last year, we hosted a silent auction and fundraiser in our taproom that raised more than $15,500 for the Pickett family. Now, we are releasing a limited edition Adyn Strong 6-pack that will help this family with mounting medical bills."

Adyn Pickett was first diagnosed with leukemia at age 4, then again at 6 years old and again at age 7. His intense treatments included multiple rounds of chemotherapy, transfusions, radiation and a bone marrow transplant made possible after his younger sister was a donor match. However, the family learned this summer that the leukemia had returned. This week, he and his mom head to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital for a three-and-a-half-month stay for treatment while his father and sister remain home for work and school.

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"No child should have cancer, and no family should be worried about medical bills when their child is fighting for their life," Whyte adds. "The Pickett family had already been through so many highs and lows, and we ask the community to join us in helping ease the burden."

Adyn Strong will be sold exclusively at Fort Myers Brewing Company's taproom in Gateway and available for to-go pickup starting Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. The limited-edition craft beer sells for $12 with $10 from every 6-pack sold going directly to benefit the Pickett family as 8-year-old Adyn prepares for his fourth battle with cancer.

The limited-edition label for the Adyn Strong brew, which was inspired by Adyn's love for LEGOs, was created by Jeromy Boutwell of Boutwell Designs with printing services donated by Blue Label Packaging Company. http://www.FMBrew.com.

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