Michael Magro Foundation Brings Out Cars and Crowds for Charity
Along Route 107, in a wide-open lot, on a hot Monday evening in August, nearly 225 cars were on display for a crowd of people enjoying and appreciating both the beautiful vehicles and the ability to attend a live event to benefit the Michael Magro Foundation (MMF). The August 9th event featured an array of car styles – exotic, classic, and muscle – which drew aficionados, families, and supporters of the organization as well as local residents who met the organization for the first time. Chaired once again by Tom Galati and Larry Ruisi, the event raised more than $11,000 for Michael Magro Foundation programs, supporting families with a child battling pediatric cancer primarily on Long Island.
“I am so thrilled that the community turned out in such numbers to support our MMF families. From the car owners to the community that came out for a great day, we are so appreciative of everyone for helping us raise funds and awareness about our mission,” said organization co-Founder Terrie Magro when asked about the turnout. She went on to say, “Each year the event has grown – in attendees and beautiful cars. Support from our sponsors, the local car clubs, and, of course, our volunteers helps us keep building the show. We can’t wait to see the event grow even further next year.”
Michael Magro Foundation offers its deep gratitude to this year’s sponsors: Advance Auto Parts, EBY Electric Inc., Personal Touch Car Wash of Elwood, Ron Reali, Mitch Solomon, and Westbury Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram. Our thanks, too, to our chairmen and their committee, Curbside Café, and Roadside Kitchen, the food vendors on hand, East End Group for all of their logistics support, and 102.3 WBAB, our media sponsor. Lastly, MMF offers thanks to the donors who provided raffle items for the
evening and the volunteers whose efforts made the event possible.
The event raised over $11,000 for the Michael Magro Foundation programs. For those who could not attend the event but would still 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 the age of 13. The Foundation works with the Cancer Center for Kids at NYU Langone Long Island Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Cancer Division, Cohen’s Children’s Hospital, and other regional pediatric specialty offices where treatment of chronic diseases is ongoing. The 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 patient returns to school following long illnesses]; and Bonding With Baby [helping siblings of babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) communicate and bond]. The organization has expanded its work to include children’s hospitals in New York City and several areas throughout Florida, as well as in Texas and Oregon.
For more information on the Michael Magro Foundation, visit www.michaelmagrofoundation.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.