Submitted by Rick D. Franclemont on September 24, 2012 - 12:28pm
The Michael Napoleone Memorial Foundation held a "Foundation Awareness Day" at Lions Park Saturday during the Batavia Bulldawgs football games. The Foundation was established in 2007 in memory of Michael C. Napoleone, who died from Burkitts Lymphoma/Leukemia, an aggressive form of blood cancer.
Some of the things the foundation has done since its inception are: Contribute more than $35,000 for pediatric cancer research; assist more than 180 families; and give $95,000 in support; give $3,500 for items on the clinic's wish list for patients at the Pediatric Treatment Center at Golisano Children's Hospital at the U of R Medical Center; and donate more $17,000 to youth sports and other youth organizations.
Please visit www.michaelshope.org to learn more about, or contribute to, this wonderful organization.
Christen Napoleone presenting a check for $500 to the Batavia Bulldawgs Organization
Attica High School senior Ashley Brotherton telling her story about surviving cancer.
Bulldawgs team jerseys were presented to Laurie and Mark Napoleone.
In the picture are Ellen DellaPenna, Griffin DellaPenna, Laurie Napoleone, Ben Humes (Bulldawgs vice commissioner), Mark Napoleone, Matt DellaPenna, and John Reigle (Bulldawgs commissioner).