Night on the Town Tasting Event Benefits Michael Magro Foundation
Michael Magro Foundation was delighted to be the beneficiary of “A Night on the Town” a tasting event hosted by Warriors for a Cause on October 24th. More than 350 attendees turned out to network, enjoy tasty offerings displayed by nearly 30 local restaurants, vineyards, and bakeries, and honor Paul, Terrie, and Marc Magro, the forces behind the Michael Magro Foundation.
A Night on the Town, which was held at Mineola’s Jericho Terrace, featured music, raffles, auction items, and, of course, an abundance of generously donated foods. Laughter and conversation filled the venue’s rooms as attendees reveled in the ability to gather in person and enjoyed the many tasty food and drink offered. The highlight of the evening was the honoring of the Magro family for their work with the Foundation, all done in the name of Michael, their son/brother who lost his battle to cancer at age 13. Warrior for a Cause presented the Magro’s with a check for $71,000, proceeds from the evening and reflective of the event’s success.
The Foundation, which held its own remarkably successful tasting event, an Evening of Tasting & Giving, until the start of the pandemic, is grateful to have been approached by Warriors for a Cause, a 501c3 volunteer run organization that raises money for several local non-for-profits, charities, and foundations. Founded in 2013, this charitable group of like-minded men and women came together to form an ever-broadening social circle that helps support causes close to their hearts.
Co-Founder and Vice President of Michael Magro Foundation, Terrie Magro, expressed her appreciation to all those who supported the outing. “What a remarkable evening, filled with new friends and old friends alike. Paul, Marc, and I are just so pleased and grateful to everyone involved with Warriors for a Cause as well as our supporters who came out for this event. All of you made this evening possible and ensured the Foundation’s ability to continue helping families with a child battling cancer as they try to navigate this chaotic time. We are so grateful to have all of the Warriors for a Cause become part of the Michael Magro Foundation family.”
Sponsors for the 2022 outing include: Gold Sponsor for the Night on the Town is Americana Manhasset. Silver Sponsors for the event are East End Group and Lalezarian Properties. Bronze Sponsors include Black Dahlia Floral & Event Design, Bulovas Restorations, and the Edward Smith Mineola Lions Club.
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, Texas, Oregon and California. New hospitals in states throughout the nation are partnering with the Foundation to provide services to their youngest patients. 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]. In partnership with The Spencer Foundation, the Foundation offers Operation Playcation, an initiative providing inpatient pediatric hospital patients with new PlayStation units and games.