UNION, NJ – At the Township Committee Meeting Tuesday night, Phyllis Monguso, a ‘Taste of Union’ event organizer, presented Jack Chacon with a check for $13,000 for the HAEA, Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) Association.

Proceeds from the April 21 ‘Taste of Union’ are being donated to HAEA.  Ten-year old Chacon, who suffers with HAE, served as ambassador for the event.

“Jack was a great advocate for this cause,” said Monguso.

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“I would like to thank the Taste of Union committee for helping to raise money and awareness for HAE,” said Chacon.  “We have been raising money for HAE for about 3 years and this was the best year ever.”

Chacon said his goal this year was to raise $3,000.  “We exceeded that goal by a lot because of the Taste of Union,” he said.   “I thank you all for coming and I couldn’t have done it without you.”