Long Island Non-Profit Raises Over $250,000 To Support Local Breast Cancer Education Initiatives
MELVILLE, NY, May 17, 2017: The Maurer Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic, held at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho, NY on May 16, 2017, was a hole-in-one success, selling out all of its golf foursomes and raising over a quarter million dollars in support of Long Island breast health education.
Because of incredible demand, two rounds of golf were offered—an 8 am and 1 pm shot gun—with complimentary breakfast and lunch for all. In addition to the full round of golf, John Schmitt, former Jet and Super Bowl champion hosted a “Beat the Pro” contest at hole 9 and a Hole-in-One contest was held at the 16th hole. After two close calls, golfer Olga Lucia scored the hole-in-one, winning a single item from Flemington Furs with a market value of up to $10,000.
Back by popular demand, The Maurer Foundation also offered an afternoon Golf Clinic for novice golfers and those looking to improve their skill.
After a full day of golf and sunny spring weather, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with a golf award presentation, raffles, and an auction featuring over a dozen one-of-a-kind luxury gifts and getaways. One lucky supporter won over $9,500 in the 50-50 raffle, with the other half of the award benefiting Maurer Foundation programs.
The proceeds from the charity golf outing will benefit The Maurer Foundation’s life-saving breast health education programs. The foundation, which has reached over a quarter million people since its inception in 1995, offers breast health presentations to schools, community groups, and businesses throughout the Long Island area. Covering topics that are essential in breast cancer prevention and early detection, Maurer Foundation educators explain risk factors, myths, healthy lifestyle information and early detection strategies including how to conduct breast self-exams and when to schedule mammograms. The annual Golf Classic is just one of several fundraising initiatives that the not-for-profit organization coordinates each year in order to support and sustain its life-saving efforts.
The Maurer Foundation’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic was sponsored by Kaled Management and The Kalikow Group. Additional event support came from Cocktail Sponsors Chief Media and The Benjamin Companies as well as a number of generous local organizations that purchased Pink Diamond sponsorships including: AVZ Certified Public Accountants; Bargold Storage; Bridge Painters Local Union 806; Champion Elevator; Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; Efficient Combustion; Farrell Fritz; Hallen Construction; Hercules Corp.; ITC Services, Inc; Lawless & Mangione, Architects and Engineers, LLP; Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, PC; Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP; Long Island Plastic Surgical Group; Meadow Partners; Jeffrey Filone & Pam Praetorius—Morgan Stanley; Picciano & Scahill, PC; Signature Bank; and Thomas J. Killeen, PC
The Maurer Foundation’s Golf Classic planning committee, co-chaired by Donald Gelestino and Anne Marie Immerso, included Gregory Blake, Joseph Festinger, Debra P. Goldberg, Esq., Jacquie Gow, Alexa Lanzillotta, Courtney Lynch, Cindy Massina-Nocerino, Paul Pomponio, Pamela Praetorius, Ralph A. Rosella, Esq., Jason Ruvin, Jon E. Santemma, Jodee Sarisky, Amanda Sexton, John Shillingsford, Cheryl Webb, Jeff Weiner, Bill Whicher, and Robin Wojciechowicz.
“This year’s Golf Classic couldn’t have been any more successful between the fabulous weather and the sell-out of our double shotguns,” said The Maurer Foundation’s Executive Director Susan Samaroo. “I have to thank our hard-working committee members and our amazingly generous sponsors who helped make all of this happen. Everyone’s support will go a long way towards sustaining our organization and helping us work towards our mission of saving lives through breast health education.”
Photos from the 2017 Golf Classic