checkTHANK YOU ALL! IT HAS BEEN MY DISTINCT HONOR TO HAVE FOUNDED THIS BENEFIT AND I PROMISE YOU MY EFFORTS WILL NEVER STOP AS LONG AS THERE ARE BREAST CANCER PATIENTS AND SURVIVORS WHO RELY ON ROSWELL PARK’S BREAST CARE CLINIC TO THOROUGHLY TREAT AND MONITOR THEIR BREAST HEALTH AND WHO RELY ON THE KNOWLEDGE, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT OF THE WNY BREAST CANCER RESOURCE CENTER AT ROSWELL PARK. I HAVE MADE IT… MY MISSION TO RAISE MONIES THAT GO DIRECTLY TO THESE SPECIFIC AREAS AT ROSWELL. PATIENT CARE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS RESEARCH TO FIND A CURE. OVER THE PAST 9 YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RAISE OVER $17,000.00. THIS YEAR IS ALSO DISGUISHED AS SPECIAL AS I DEDICATE THIS YEAR TO MY AUNT, BEVERLY GORDON, WHO WAS ALSO BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR, BUT RECENTLY PASSED AFTER SUFFERING A STROKE. MY FAMILY RALLIED TOGETHER AND IN ORDER TO REMEMBER HER SUPPORT FOR AND YEARLY ATTENDANCE TO THIS FUNDRAISER, HAD DONATIONS MADE TO THE FMFBC BENEFIT IN HER HONOR. I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR MY SUPPORTIVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS. IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT I DON’T PUT A FUNDRAISING AND AWARENESS ENDEAVOR LIKE THIS TOGETHER ALL BY MYSELF. I VIEW MYSELF AS MERELY THE FACILITATOR THAT WATCHES AS HER IDEA BLOOMS EVERY YEAR. THIS FUNDRAISER RECEIVES NO FINANCIAL CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP, BUT IT IS A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY SPONSORED EVENT BY ALL THOSE WHO HAVE A HAND IN MAKING IT HAPPEN! NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP AND SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE, WHOM I’D LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME NOW TO THANK FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

1. MY HANDFUL OF EXTREMELY DEDICATED VETERAN AND NEWCOMER VOLUNTEERS:
Margaret Freiert, Jamie Sutter, Bonnie, Mertz, Terri Beck, Dawn Mc Caslin, Monica Freiert, Nadine Mackey, Carolyn Daniels, Dan Gordon, Vin Goeckel, and Katie Hildreth

2. KEN AND JOHN OWNER/MANAGER OF CLUB INFINITY FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN DONATING HIS VENUE, AND SEVERAL AMMENTITIES/GUIDANCE TO ENSURE THE EVENING WENT SMOOTHLY. THEY WERE A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH.

3. ROSWELL PARK’S ALLIANCE FOUNDATION AND TEAM CURE/CHRIS MUSIAL- FOR THE SANCTIONING OF THIS EVENT AND HELP WITH PROMOTIONS AND DECORATIONS

4. RICK & DAN & MATT – SOUND/LIGHTENING/EQUIPMENT & SERVICES

5. SUZANNE PERRY FOR THE PROMTIONAL RADIO INTERVIEW ON THINK TWICE RADIO AND JOANNA PACCERI FROM CHANNEL 7 FOR PROMO OF THIS EVENT ON THE FRIDAY 5 P.M. NEWS BROADCAST.

6. THE GOURMET STORE/MARTIN SANFORD FOR DONATING THE DELICIOUSLY FABULOUS AND HEALTHY FOOD FOR THIS EVENT

7. MIKE MIETLICKI FOR DONATING HIS AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS!

8. TO ALL THE PERFORMING BANDS: THERESA QUINN QUINTET WITH MARK WINSICK, MY BANDMATES IN OLD SKOOL AND OUR SPECIAL GUESTS RICH REIDERER, MICHAEL CULMO AND JANICE MITCHELL, WHITE CHOCOLATE, AND URBAN RENEWAL. I DON’T THINK YOU’LL FIND A FUNKIER, MORE SELFLESS, OR TOP NOTCH LINEUP OF TALENT!!

9. KATIE HILDRETH/NOIZEPRO.COM-THIS YEAR’S OUTSTANDING POSTER DESIGN AND WEB SITE DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE, FACEBOOK PAGE AND PROMOTION

10. THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES/INDIVIDUALS WHO GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED EITHER DONATED SERVICES OR RAFFLE PRIZES IN ORDER TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EFFORT:
Cathy/Tops Markets, Rosebrook Golf Course, Roy/Fitness Factory, Terrie/Terrie’s Workout, Darla/Curves-Kenmore, Joe/Allentown Music, Marc/Chimes Music Store, Dave/Generations Music, Jayme/Guitar Factory, Chip/Guitar Center, Vince/Music City, Nadine Mackey (& SASI staff Mo and Joe), Dawn Cody (Goodwill), Barry/Terrapin Station, Catherine Grace& family, Margaret Freiert, Monica Freiert, Bonnie Mertz, Lisa Stewart, Suzanne Perry, Bernard Gordon, Gerry Birk, Jan (Zemke)Wood, John Daniels, Sue/Lotions & Potions, Natalie Deluca (ACCES-VR), Renae Goeckel, Mike and Joann Nigro (Lilydale), Nat’l Recording Star- Lee Roy Parnell, Kinko’s, Vanessa Rehac, Paul And Zach/Colvin Cleaners, Melissa Ferguson (Jazzin’ Hair Salon), D’Capelli Salon, Jaime/Smokey Bones, Dipson Theaters, Robin/Record Theater, Empire Grill, J.P. Bullfeathers, Amigo’s Restaurant,Tom Hury/Basil Ford, Tom Hury& Paul/Drum Outlet, Elise Brooks, Lara Martini, Jaime Sutter, Lisa Churakos &Family, and Carolyn/Hard Rock Café.

11. Jeff Miers at The Gusto for a front page write up and to Nightlife Magazine for the nearly full page spread promoting this event!

12. TO THE ATTENDEES, THE CARING PARTICIPANTS, WHO TOOK THE TIME OUT TO ATTEND TODAY TO SUPPORT A GREAT CA– USE, WITH MUSIC AS THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR!

This just in…With the addition of late arriving donations to Roswell Alliance Foundaion in the name of the FMFBC benefit, our new grand total raised for 2012 is $3923.00!!! So proud of everyone who contributed and was involved!

Sincerely,
Ida Goeckel
FMFBC Founder/Organizer