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Letter: Thank You from Port Washington/Manhasset Chapter of CancerCare

Working for a charitable cause, as everyone knows, requires commitment and patience. These virtues are rare, especially with today’s hectic work schedules, school, child rearing, and stressful lifestyles. Somewhere in between all this, a special group of men, women and children, each year, share their precious time to come together for a five week commitment to produce a show that gives a spark of life to this community. These efforts have raised thousands of dollars for cancer patients and their families. Our fundraising efforts must continue to grow in order to meet the ever-increasing need for Cancercare’s services.

The Red Stocking is in its 34th year. This event has attracted thousands of supporters who come to enjoy a medley of songs, stage ads (created by our talented stage ad committee), skits and dance numbers, which are performed by our fabulous cast, all of which are members of our chapter.

There is a core of creative, energetic and committed individuals who take part in the planning and carrying out of this special fundraiser. Thank you, to our unbelievably talented and hard working committees. We could never do this without you. Our director, Laura Leigh Carroll, magically created stars of us in just five weeks. Our beautiful children rehearsed for only four days. This cast is a part of a very special show, which is for a very special cause.

The past years have brought us many new friends. Port Washington is a “Special Town.” The people, the businesses, and the organizations, which place ads in our journal, are generous and special. This is a wonderful, generous and caring community.

We would like to give a special thank you, to the Peter and Jeri Dejana Family Foundation for generously underwriting our beautiful journal. This is the first time this has been done for us.

Barbara Faticone and Vilma Jones

co-chairpersons of the RSR