We are pleased to recognize Marco's Pizzeria, 2102 South Eagle Road in Newtown for its assistance
helping the Club's fundraising efforts benefiting the Drew's Hope Research Foundation … the principal beneficiary of our 2018 Charity Golf Outing.
Drew’s Hope Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity, established by Katie and Tony Ferrandino in memory of their son Drew
who died at age 12 of CLN2 Batten Disease, a rare genetic-based neurologic disease of childhood. The Foundation’s funds support research into treatments and cures for, and to create greater awareness of Batten Disease. Children like Drew who contract this form of Batten Disease have seizures and some language loss starting at age 2 ½ to 3 years. Without treatment, they will lose the ability to walk, talk, see or live a full life.
Because of Drew’s Hope and other patient groups, there is now hope in a new treatment approved last year that appears to halt the disease in some children. However, for those families with children afflicted with this horrible disease, there can be no let-up until there is a proven cure.
Golf Chair, Irv Perlstein thanks warm thanks to the Manager of Feasterville's American Crab Company for its cash donation and putting a collection box at it check-out register counter in support of the Club's annual chairty golf outting which this year is rasing monies for Drew's Hope.
Last evening's Super Bowl, because or inspite of the outcome (depending on which team one was rooting for), gate the Club an opportunity to again raise money for Rotary Internaional's PolioPlus campaign whichbegan in 1985 to
The eradication of polio is one of Rotary's longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with our partners, we have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. Rotary's efforts have helped reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide and these efforts won't stop until Polio is globally erradicated good.
As thousands of groups across America did, the Club rans a Block Contest in which people "purchased" blocks on a 10×10 grid which were tsubsequently labeled from 0 to 9 on both axis, one each for the Patriots and Eagles.
Our winners were:
1st Quarter ($150) – David Weiss
2nd Quarter ($150) – Chris Carne
3rd Quarter ($150) – Wendy Perlstein
4th Quarter – Final – ($250) – Jeff Revak
and the biggest winner – Polio Plus ($300)