May 18, 2013
On Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 3:00pm-9:00pm at Williston Post American Legion a fundraiser will be held for Lt. Steve Reisman. Steve, a husband and father of 2, was diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer in 2011. He is undergoing treatment but the financial hardships are a terrible burden on his family.
A donation of $50.00 at the door includes food, drink, raffles, and prizes. Monetary donations can be sent through the bag to: Division 6 (Friends of Steve). Make checks payable to Engine 71.
Williston Post American Legion
730 Willis Avenue
Williston Park, NY 11596
May 17, 2013
The 2013 Dick Vitale Gala for the benefit of the V Foundation will take place on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 6:30pm at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, FL. The evening will honor Jim Calhoun, Bobby Bowden and Bill Self.
The V Foundation assists in cancer research — they just made a $1,000,000 grant to research blood cancers in workers at the World Trade Center recovery effort.
The Mercedes raffle is back! Support the V Foundation by making a tax-deductible contribution and entering the drawing for a Mars red Mercedes E350A!
Learn more at the Dick Vitale Gala hotline at 941-350-0580.
May 16, 2013
Cancer and Careers’ free series of teleconferences continues at noon on Thursday, May 16, 2013 with Returning to Work: Practical & Legal Issues. Click the link to register.
Updated with new content for 2013, the teleconference will be presented by Joanna Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney and CEO of Navigating Cancer Survivorship and Rebecca V. Nellis, VP Programs & Strategy for Cancer and Careers.
May 7, 2013 – May 8, 2013
Retired NYPD cop and 9/11 recovery worker Deputy Chief Steven Bonano needs a bone marrow transplant to fight his site-related cancer.
There will be a bone-marrow registry drive for him in downtown Brooklyn on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 and Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
Bonano served as commander of the elite NYPD Emergency Service Unit, responded to the terrorist attacks and worked during the recovery effort.
The bone-marrow registration drive will be held at 345 Jay Street in Brooklyn.
May 5, 2013
The DC Race for Hope will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Details can be found here.
May 1, 2013
The seventh annual Delete Blood Cancer Gala will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street.
The highlight of the evening will come during a miracle moment when a young woman is introduced for the first time to the donor who saved her life. All proceeds raised from the event will be used to register lifesaving bone marrow donors.
Lady Antebellum and Jill Scott will perform.
The event is black-tie.
Delete Blood Cancer is one of the world’s largest bone marrow donor centers. Their efforts have helped in registering more than 3.5 million potential donors and facilitated over 35,000 life-saving transplants. Blood cancers – leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, especially — are epidemic among World Trade Center recovery workers.
For more information or to register as a bone marrow donor, please visit www.deletebloodcancer.org or call 212-209-6700.
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall Street
New York, NY