On Saturday, January 12th, our newly (really, really newly) formed Western New York Chapter of Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer held it's first National Noise Night gala at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.
|The National Angel Quilt|
The evening was hosted by radio personalities Terry Clifford and Steve Hausmann of 92.5 WBEE’s Morning Coffee Club, with guest speakers Dr. Jeffery Andolina, Department of Pediatrics Hemotology & Onocology, University of Rochester Medical Center and Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio, founder of Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer. A cocktail hour, children's entertainment from Flyin' Brian & Miss. Understood, silent auction, dinner buffet, a performance from Elite Studio of Dance, and dancing rounded off the evening.
|Steve Hausmann & Terry Clifford|
|Dr. Jeffery Andolina|
|County Executive Maggie Brooks|
The local chapter was formed by Kelly and Jay Kovaleski, of Albion, who serve as chapter co-presidents, and supported by Mike and Christine LaMonica, of Honeoye Falls, and Andy and myself. All three of our families have lost children to Leukemia, and the new chapter is dedicated to the memories of our children, Nicholas, Julianna and Lauren...
|Jay & Kelly Kovaleski|
|Mike & Christine LaMonica|
|Andy & Eleanor Olander|
Make Some Noise: Cure Kids Cancer was founded by 14-year-old Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio shortly after he was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma at the age of 10. Malcolm was concerned at the lack of awareness after learning that only 3% of cancer research funds are directed to childhood cancers. Learn more about Malcolm and his journey by watching this video "1 in 320"...
The evening was a HUGE success. Our hope is through events like Noise Night and other chapter events throughout the year, our noise to spread childhood cancer awareness and raise funds for research grows louder in Western New York. Thank you to everyone who attended and donated their time, goods, or services.Without you all, we couldn't of done it!
To volunteer for future events, make a donation, or join our mailing list, contact the Make Some Noise WNY Chapter at WNY@makenoise4kids.org.
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