-Robert & Theresa Capolongo
Michael’s Cause held its 2nd annual Wish Upon a Star Dinner Dance at the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island. It was truly a night to remember. Over 475 guests attended the event. Special guests of the evening included the Hamad family who lost 3 boys to this disease. Their story was one of inspiration and courage as Mr. Eddie Hamad spoke. He went on to say how important funding is to help research find a cure. Brielle Von Hugel along with the PS 22 Chorus sang “You’ll be in My Heart” and “My Wish”. Dr. Kathryn Wagner, from John Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger spoke about the future of Duchenne and the importance of raising funds for research. Noted Actor Dan Grimaldi from the series “The Sopranos” spoke about the cause. Staten Island Assemblyman Vincent Ignizio and Miss Richmond County Alyssa Depaolis were also in attendance.
Many items were on raffle display. Notable items raffles were $7500 in cash, a cruise, trips, tickets, jewelery and sports memorabilia.
A special thanks goes out to the many sponsors that made the evening possible including, First Choice Industries, The Horncrest Foundation, Titanium Construction, Casale Jewelers, Raineri Jewelers, Partners in Sound, Joe Larusso Photography, John Ryans Magic, Eltingville Florist, Alfonsos Pastry Shoppe, RealestateSINY.com, Party Jam, Touch of Ice, Richmond County Savings Foundation, Nintendo, Stop and Stor and the Annadale Diner and the many others that made the night possible.
Michael’s Cause also gave a $15,000 check to Dr. Kathryn Wagner to help fund the Hugo W Moser Research Laboratory at Kennedy Kreiger.
We would like to thank everyone for their continued support.
On Sunday September 23, 2012, Michaels Cause sponsored their First Annual 5K Run/Walk, which turned out over 80 runners and 400 walkers.
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