BELMONT RACETRACK 10-13 UPDATE
On June 29, 2012 over 250 New York State court employees and friends showed up to open their wallets and their hearts to help Peter Cannon, son of Sgt. Ralph Cannon (Queens Supreme). Thanks to the hard work of event volunteers, braving the 96 degree heat, there were enough burgers, hot dogs and cold drinks to feed an army. The goals of the event were to collect funds to help the Cannon family offset the medical costs of recent DNA testing as well as to collect swabs from potential bone marrow donors. Volunteers gathered in 66 samples at Belmont that day, bringing the project’s total close to 1,100. Testing for a match takes about three weeks. Belmont racetrack personnel joined in the spirit of the event by adding to the many prizes that were raffled off.
Congratulations to the following project leaders:
Major Terry Flanagan Capt. Joan Duffy Tom Quinn Tom Bailey
Pete Brady Kevin Scanlon Scott Lanes Pat O’Malley
Sgt. John Stock Rob DeTomasso Nicole Ranzi Tom Staines
Sgt. Mike Fels Maureen Heavy Pete Izzo Lou Massari
Sgt. George Zito Brendon Mullany Craig Tropp Jessie McCoy
Lt. John O’Driscoll Brian Hammerman Bill McCullagh Janet Walsh
Sgt. Tom Jones Sgt. John Pezzino Paul DiPierro
Special thanks to everyone who stepped forward to take a test swab and or buy a raffle, your generosity is an inspiration to the Cannon family as well as everyone involved in this 10-13 project.
THE FOCO KINDLE FIRE RAFFLE
We have extended the raffle date to the week of July 9, 2012 to allow for all distributed raffles to come in.