Michael Magro Foundation Brings Out Cars and Crowds for Charity
In its new home at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville, NY, the Michael Magro Foundation’s Annual Car Show wowed the crowd of hundreds with more than 250 cars on display. Some came to see the classic cars; others were on hand to see muscle cars with elaborate special features while still others came to see the lavish luxury and exotic vehicles. All were there in support of the Michael Magro Foundation and its mission of easing the financial burden of families with a child battling cancer or other catastrophic illness. The August 15th event was chaired by Tom Galati and Larry Ruisi, longtime friends of the Foundation who mix their love of cars with their passion for the work of the Foundation to create a family-friends, community event that always pleases. This year, the event raised over $11,000 for Michael Magro Foundation programs, all of which directly benefit children battling cancer and their families.
Terrie Magro, organization co-Founder stated, “It fills my heart to see this event grow every year. We are thrilled to see so many people from the community come out for a. great evening and learn about and support our MMF families. We are so appreciative of the car owners for bringing out these remarkable vehicles to Broadway Mall and the local businesses that supported the event. We are grateful to our volunteers and everyone who helped us raise funds and create awareness about our mission.”
Michael Magro Foundation offers its deep gratitude to this year’s presenting sponsor, Bulova Restoration, as well as Advance Auto Parts, Rallye Acura, and Rallye BMW. Special thanks, too, to the event chairmen and their committee, Andy Pasquarosa and Monoco’s Brick Oven Pizza for the food donated to the event, Rich Rowehl of RP Entertainment, The Galati Family for donating and manning the arts and crafts, and family activity area, and, of course, Broadway Mall, for providing the space for the event. Heartfelt thanks to the Foundation’s steadfast volunteers, without whom, the event would not be possible.
For those who were unable to attend the event but would like to offer their support, please visit https://michaelmagrofoundation.com/product-category/donation/.
Michael Magro Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded by Paul and Terrie Magro to honor the life of their son Michael, who passed away from leukemia at age 13. The Foundation works with the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Langone Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Cancer Division, and other NYU, Cohen’s, and Stony Brook pediatric specialties where treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing, as well as with children’s hospitals throughout Florida. Calls for assistance during the pandemic have resulted in the expansion of the Foundation’s footprint to several states across the nation. Core programs offered are Life Essentials [helping families struggling financially during their child’s treatment with non-medical expenses]; Project SOAR [providing support for childhood cancer patients, families, students, and teachers when the child returns to school following a long illness]; and Bonding With Baby [helping siblings of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) communicate and bond].