This year’s event will honor Sal Cassano, the 32nd New York City Fire Department Commissioner, and he will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
New York NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2016
Cooley’s Anemia Foundation – Third Annual Gala 6/2/2016 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) is a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to fighting thalassemia, an often fatal blood disorder. Children born with thalassemia often require life-long blood transfusions and face risks of serious complications including heart and liver failure and diabetes.
The Forum Group is proud to announce its support of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation’s Annual NYC Gala which will take place at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers on Thursday, June 2, 2016. This festive and elegant event will feature dinner and dancing as well as a live and silent auction.
This year’s event will honor Sal Cassano, the 32nd New York City Fire Department Commissioner, and he will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. All proceeds from this event will go directly to fund thalassemia research and patient care.
Frank Fusaro, the President and co-founder of The Forum Group began his support of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation over twenty-five years ago, when as a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation, he was honored at a fundraiser supporting CAF. Since that year, he conceived and has chaired a New York based annual Gala which has now raised over six million dollars in the fight against this always fatal blood disorder.
At his first event for the Foundation, Frank spoke with parents of children who suffered from this terrible disease and was deeply moved by a three year old child afflicted with thalassemia that was put into his arms that night. Years later he met that child again, now a grown woman, practicing as a nurse. Unfortunately, not all children afflicted with thalassemia survive into adulthood, but through funding and research, there is hope that there will be more children that will grow into adulthood, like this particular little girl.
The Forum Group has been a proud sponsor of The Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and this event since its inception over twenty-five years ago. Frank Fusaro is a member of the CAF National Board of Directors, and has worked tirelessly over the years to support the fundraising efforts of this worthy cause. For more information, or to purchase tickets or a sponsorship, please visit Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Third Annual Gala.
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