Philip Califano Benefit Brings Out Billboard Hitmakers, amberRose Marie, DJs Johnny Rocks, Dimitri and Johnny "C" at Paddy McGees on Long Island

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On Sunday, September 20th at 4pm, Paddy McGees in Island Park, Long Island will be rocking the beats for LIFE when Billboard clubland and radio chartmakers bring on the beats for the Philip Califano Benefit. Philip has an inoperable brain stem tumor. Performance by amberRose Marie, and DJs Johnny Rocks, Dimitri, Johnny C and more. All Day event. Local bands The Relics and False Witness, Big Raffles prizes, Food all day. 516 431-8700

Dance 4 LIFE - Dance Party on the Deck @ Paddy McGees

On September 20th at 4pm, Paddy McGees in Island Park, Long Island will be rocking the beats for LIFE when big time Billboard clubland and radio chartmakers are set to bring on the beats and rhythm in a joyous dance for life. On tap are famed producer/remixer of Madonna GHV2, DJ Johnny Rocks also known for his stints with top NYC radio station 103.5 KTU and Sirius/XM radio, Catz Entertainment diva and BMI singer/songwriter amberRose Marie performing her top Billboard dance club hits Wanna Be A DJ and Destiny, Long Island radio station hot mixers DJ Dimitri from Party 101.5 and 105.3 and Strong Island Radio's Johnny C as they join together in an event tagged, "Dance 4 LIFE - Dance Party on the Deck @ Paddy McGees". The event is a benefit for little 6 year old, Philip Califano who has an inoperable brain stem cell tumor. Philip is in the 1st Grade and lives in Oceanside, Long Island. He has been receiving treatment at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Dance 4 Life-Dance Party on the Deck @ Paddy McGees kicks off at 7pm, and is part of an all day, all night benefit for Philip Califono designed with Long Island family flair by day, and a hipster soiree by night with entertainment throughout. Local Long Island cover bands The Relics open up the benefit at 4pm, followed by False Witness rounding out the end of the night.

Says Catherine R. Laporte, "Long Islanders and just everyday people from around the tri-state area have opened up their hearts and pockets for little Philip Califano. We all could use a helping hand when it comes to insurance companies not covering the cost of life saving medical necessities. The Philip Califano benefit will go a long way to help keep the family together at St. Judes and pay for whatever is necessary to give Philip another day to enjoy life." Laporte continues, "I am thrilled that DJ Johnny Rocks, DJ Dimitri, DJ Johnny C and recording artist amberRose Marie have answered the call to make the day special, energetic and fun! The Philip Califano benefit is a great example of community helping community."

Local businesses in Island Park, Oceanside, Rockville Centre, Lynnbrook and throughout Long Island have donated goods and services including Paddy McGees, Party 105.3 & 101.5, SeaCoast Reality, JoJo Energy Drinks, Star-Tracks Entertainment, Razz Entertainment, Staples, E. Vann Creations, Alex's Temporary Tatoo Fun, Molly the Clown, Popsicle Pushers, Long Beach Bike, F&B Printers Inc., D2 Studio's, Computer Network Solutions, Prosperi Italian Bakery, Vincent's Pizzeria, Catz Entertainment, Strong Island Radio, Johnny Rocks Productions and many more.

Day events hosted by Jerry - The Boss of Star-Tracks Entertainment include a dinner time buffet spread by Paddy McGees who has opened up its highly rated seafood restaurant with a delicious sampling of its famed menu, children's activities, and registration throughout the event for huge raffle prizes to include a HP computer, DVD players, Philip Califano T-shirts, over 40 Long Island top restaurants have gifted dinner packages, and much more! By night the party continues with Dance 4 LIFE - Dance Party on the Deck @ Paddy McGees and even more food, pizza, pastries and fun filled events for those who want to boogie the night away with friends, squeezing in that last dance before summer officially ends.

Philip Califano family members Anna D'Amaro and Dominica Califano who have organized the Philip Califano benefit say, "Our hearts are overjoyed with the outpouring of community support. We love our Philip and we love Long Island. The family day is for everyone, so come early and stay late."

Paddy McGees agrees by opening up its entire property they say you can come to watch the game inside, and enjoy the festivities galore outdoors on the Deck. amberRose Marie states, "I am planning a special show which includes my own songs and a special Michael Jackson tribute with my dancers and backing vocalists. I live on Long Island and am delighted to be a part of what will be a fun, rewarding and fantastic day."

DJ Johnny Rocks adds, "I am going to spin some of my favorite songs and a selection from my new cd, Dance With My Godfather, a dance music recreation from the music of the famed film."

With DJ Dimitri spinning a blend of house favorites, DJ Johnny C bringing on the flavor from the Island of Ibiza, and cover rock bands The Relics and False Witness playing cover favorites from the 60's to today, the organizers promise that there will be something for everyone.

For more information on how to donate in support of Philip Califano, contact the Califano family at (516) 897-SOLD or P.O. Box 658 Oceanside, NY 11572. Checks can be made payable to Philip John Califano.

Paddy McGees is located in Island Park, Long Island at 6 Waterview Road, (516) 431-8700. The event is open to the public and admission is $10.00. The Philip Califano benefit begins at 4pm. The Dance 4 LIFE - Dance Party on the Deck @ Paddy McGees kicks off at 7pm. Log onto http://www.myspace.com/catzentertainment for entertainment schedule.

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