Somers Raises $40k for Cancer Research at Relay for Life

June 21, 2017

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers’ “Purple Power” was on full display last Friday at Somers Middle School, as hundreds of volunteers from about 20 teams raised a collective $41,662.99 for cancer research.

The top three individual fundraisers are: Daniel Turner ($11,370), Jackie Graziano ($1,805) and Clara Anderson ($1,689). The top three fundraising teams are: Daniel Strong ...

BluePath Raises $80k at Walkathon

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – On Saturday, May 20, hundreds of walkers came out to support BluePath Service Dogs at the organization’s first annual walkathon at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights. The family-friendly fundraiser raised more than $80,000 to further BluePath’s mission of providing autism service dogs, offering safety, companionship and opportunities for ...

Stephanie’s Mission Lives on in the Form of Schools for the Poor

SOMERS, N.Y. – Somers resident Joe Russo found nothing but despair and heartbreak when he traveled to Haiti seven and a half years ago. What he hoped was a rescue mission only turned up more evidence that his friend’s daughter, 19-year-old Stephanie Crispinelli, was among the many victims of the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people.

Russo, a retired Secret Service ...

St. Patrick's Midnight Run Makes Human Connection with NYC Homeless

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – There are many charities that help the homeless by donating food, clothing or supplies, but what MaryAnne Harkins believes sets her group of volunteers apart are their interactions with the population they serve.

For the last two years, Harkins and her husband, Mike, Somers residents, have coordinated the Midnight Run chapter out of St. Patrick’s Church in Yorktown ...

Tuskers Tee Off in Support of Somers Football Program

MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Somers Tuskers Touchdown Club held its third annual golf outing and dinner on Monday, May 15, at the Mahopac Golf Club.

The all-volunteer organization supports the Somers High School football program by fundraising for scholarships, purchasing equipment, supplying pre-game meals and Gatorade, covering scouting fees, promoting Breast Cancer Awareness in October, and ...

King Kone Fundraiser Benefits Relay for Life

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The Spartans LBA Relay for Life team held a fundraiser at King Kone on Thursday, April 27. A portion of the night’s profits were donated to the American Cancer Society.

The Spartans LBA team has been participating in the Somers Relay for Life since 2012, walking in memory of Lynn B. Adams, an active community volunteer. The team plans to participate in the Somers ...

Somers Car Wash Fundraiser Supports Scholarships

SOMERS, N.Y. – Girls Giving Back and Let’s Play It Forward joined together for a fundraiser car wash on Sunday, May 7, at the Route 100 Market. The cost was $10 per vehicle. Proceeds will support the organizations’ high school scholarship funds.

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